Lohengrin by Richard Wagner

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Friday, December 7th, 2012

 

There are traditions that do not fade. Musical drama and ballet are part of our artistic traditions and their extraordinary beauty has last through centuries and is still highly admired today. Like every year, Milan celebrate today, December 7th at 5 pm, the opening of the new season of the Teatro Alla Scala. This year the opera that will be on stage is the romantic Lohengrin by Richard Wagner, inspired by the German medieval romance Parzival of the knight and poet Wolfram von Eschenbach and by the “chanson de geste” of Garin le Loherain. The Knight of the Swan, custodian of the Holy Grail, a theme that will be again part of Wagner’s works, wants to save the Duke of Brabant’s daughter Elsa, unjustly accused of having murdered her brother in order to become Duchess herself, even though the responsible for the disappearance of the child-Duke Gottfried is the dark witch Ortrud. The Knight then anonymously asks for Elsa’s hand due to his identity that must not be unveiled but the girl is too dubious and demands to know his name. He answers but is compelled to leave forever and so disappears on a flying boat pulled by a dove. Daniel Barenboim, musical director of Teatro Alla Scala and Berlin State Opera who is celebrating the 50th anniversary of his conducting debut at Tel Aviv with Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, will conduct the Wagnerian opera, full of symbolic tunes, directed by Claus Guth. Some of the most internationally acclaimed musical drama singers as René Pape, Jonas Kaufmann and Anja Harteros will be on stage too. The opening of the season of the famous theatre is included into the wider event ‘Verdi e Wagner in città. Il bicentenario per Milano’ (Verdi and Wagner in the city. The bicentennial in Milan) and will be broadcasted in 23 points of the city so that that the music and the voices will echo from the stage to the squares, schools, libraries and museums of Milan. The money raised by selling the tickets will be partly donated to social projects.

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    Friday, December 7th, 2012

     

    There are traditions that do not fade. Musical drama and ballet are part of our artistic traditions and their extraordinary beauty has last through centuries and is still highly admired today. Like every year, Milan celebrate today, December 7th at 5 pm, the opening of the new season of the Teatro Alla Scala. This year the opera that will be on stage is the romantic Lohengrin by Richard Wagner, inspired by the German medieval romance Parzival of the knight and poet Wolfram von Eschenbach and by the “chanson de geste” of Garin le Loherain. The Knight of the Swan, custodian of the Holy Grail, a theme that will be again part of Wagner’s works, wants to save the Duke of Brabant’s daughter Elsa, unjustly accused of having murdered her brother in order to become Duchess herself, even though the responsible for the disappearance of the child-Duke Gottfried is the dark witch Ortrud. The Knight then anonymously asks for Elsa’s hand due to his identity that must not be unveiled but the girl is too dubious and demands to know his name. He answers but is compelled to leave forever and so disappears on a flying boat pulled by a dove. Daniel Barenboim, musical director of Teatro Alla Scala and Berlin State Opera who is celebrating the 50th anniversary of his conducting debut at Tel Aviv with Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, will conduct the Wagnerian opera, full of symbolic tunes, directed by Claus Guth. Some of the most internationally acclaimed musical drama singers as René Pape, Jonas Kaufmann and Anja Harteros will be on stage too. The opening of the season of the famous theatre is included into the wider event 'Verdi e Wagner in città. Il bicentenario per Milano’ (Verdi and Wagner in the city. The bicentennial in Milan) and will be broadcasted in 23 points of the city so that that the music and the voices will echo from the stage to the squares, schools, libraries and museums of Milan. The money raised by selling the tickets will be partly donated to social projects.