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D: Nina Russi
C: Enrico Calesso, Gabor Hontvári
Wo bleibt Elektra?

„Auf der Bühne wurde sie hervorragend von Margarita Vilsone (Chrysothemis) unterstützt, die die erkrankte Ilia Papandreou ersetzte und obwohl sie nur eine begrenzte Anzahl von Proben hatte, meisterte sie ihre Auftritte mit Anmut, einschließlich des Schauspielwettbewerbs. Vilsone zeigte auch eine reiche dramatische Stimme, die sich im Laufe der Zeit wahrscheinlich Richtung der großen Wagner - Partien entwickeln wird.“

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Beeindruckende Premiere der Oper Elektra von Richard Strauss in der Blauen Halle

"..für die am Premierenabend Margarita Vilsone einsprang. Kein Problem für die ergreifend und warmherzig mit einem leuchtenden Sopran singende Lettin, die kurz zuvor erst in dieser Rolle in Münster zu hören war. Ein wohltuender Gegensatz zur geifernden Elektra mit ihren unstillbaren Rachegelüsten ist der ebenso tiefe Lebenswunsch der Schwester. Im Schwesternduett zum Finale gelingt es mit vereinter stimmlicher Kraft, unter dem Überschwang des Orchesters stimmlich zu bestehen.“ - Fränkische Nachrichten

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ferö / Fränkische Nachrichten
Yevgeny OneginTchaikovsky, P. I.
D: Agnessa Nefjodov
C: Enrico Calesso, Carlo Benedetto Cimento
Eugen Onegin" am Mainfranken Theater: Große Oper über kleine Fehlentscheidungen und ihre verheerenden Folgen

Hinrich Horn mit fabelhaft strahlendem Bariton als ebendieser Onegin, ein charismatischer Lebemann in der Sinnkrise.

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05 June 2022www.mainpost.deMathias Wiedemann
I Capuleti e i MontecchiBellini
D: Mario Pavle del Monaco
C: David Todd, Enrico Calesso, Carlo Benedetto Cimento
Romeo with hand grenade: "Capulets and Montagues" in Würzburg

The young, Serbian-Italian director Mario Pavle del Monaco, son of the Serbian mezzo-soprano Dragana del Monaco and grandson of the famous tenor Mario del Monaco, had no ambition to update the long overinterpreted Romeo and Juliet tragedy or to charge it politically. Perhaps that was also due to the difficult conditions in which this production was created. And so he left it at showing an aggressive gang wasting their lives between rum bottles and bullets. Romeo isn't exactly popular either, but is quick to bring a hand grenade. And Julia does not accept the victim role without complaint, but tolerantly.

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11 October 2021www.br.dePeter Jungblut
Věc MakropulosJanáček
D: Nina Russi
C: Enrico Calesso
Nobody survives life Leoš Janáček: The Makropulos Case

Since the theater is playing in an alternative location, the Theaterfabrik Blaue Halle, in the district of Dürrbachau anyway, the technical possibilities for the stage are limited. Director Nina Russi is satisfied with two storage containers that are moved, opened and closed again in front of a dark background. In these, next to and in front of it, the action takes place around the protagonist Emilia Marty, the over 300-year-old singer, whose secret the whole opera revolves around. As a child, her father, Emperor Rudolf II's personal physician, tested an elixir on her that keeps people alive for 300 years. Since then she has lived under different names, always with the initials EM. Now, however, in order to regain possession of the recipe for the elixir, she has to help solve a complicated inheritance dispute without revealing her past.

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31 January 2022die-deutsche-buehne.deBernd Zegowitz
Die ZauberflöteMozart
D: Andreas Wiedermann
C: Gabor Hontvári, David Todd, Carlo Benedetto Cimento
Why this "magic flute" is the best remedy for corona frustration

What is this piece? "The Magic Flute" is Mozart's last opera. It was first performed in 1791 and has been a world hit ever since – with a confused plot but an incredible number of wonderful melodies. why is it so famous Probably no other opera radiates so much humanity and love. The piece works again and again, even in the wildest productions. The message: There is always hope in life. How is the Würzburg new production? Fairytale, human and musically very successful. Director Andreas Wiedermann also manages to break two decisive breaks in the plot ..

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28 November 2021www.mainpost.deMathias Wiedemann
Die glückliche HandSchoenberg, Arnold
D: Benjamin Prins
C: Enrico Calesso, Gabor Hontvári
Director Benjamin Prins draws a common thread through Schönberg and Puccini

The work formed the first part of a double evening with which the Würzburg Mainfranken Theater started its new season. Because the main building in the city center is still being renovated, one is currently playing a little outside, in the Blaue Halle theater factory, which a local thermal box company, which has been particularly flourishing since the outbreak of the pandemic, is making available to the theater. Of course, there is no stage machinery there, but the orchestra pit and the uniform stage design, which in this production is dominated by a large wall painting with Cupid and Lustknaben in a kitschy baroque style, have a considerable width (design: Pascal Seibicke ).

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20 September 2021www.opern.newsStephan Burianek