Stichwort: Moritz Eggert

La Traviata Remixed (Video from Grachtenfestival Amsterdam) 1

La Traviata Remixed (Video from Grachtenfestival Amsterdam)

The world knows hundreds of Wagner pastiches and mash-ups, and his original operas are of course still played. But strangely enough very little has been done with Verdi’s music, not even parodies.
So I would recommend: If you want to see your nice 19th century „Traviata“ as your grandfather knew it just go to any opera house in your vicinity, chances are good that they will play it at some point.

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Nach der Premiere ist vor der Premiere

Aber ist das ein Grund, eine Lamentation anzustimmen? Ganz sicher nicht – der Zauber des Theaters ist seine Vergänglichkeit, das Bestehen im Moment. Wenn dieser Moment bleiben würde, dann wäre er nicht ewig, das ist das Paradox des Theaters: des Theaters Ewigkeit ist eine Utopie ist und muss das auch bleiben. Wie ein Ritual den Glauben am Leben hält, so ist das Ritual des Theaters seine ewige Erneuerung im Angesicht der Vergänglichkeit.
Jeder Applaus ist eine Verpflichtung, dieses Ritual weiterzutragen.

Terra Nova (A Video Diary), Part 6 0

Terra Nova (A Video Diary), Part 6

Content: Chu arrives. Interviews. Costumes and Lighting are there! Final corrections. Nervosity mounts. Electric Sheep, Electric Sheep, Baah, Baah! A scene that looks like the 3 astronauts in „Alien“. Takeshi sings from the side.

Terra Nova (A Video Diary), Part 5 0

Terra Nova (A Video Diary), Part 5

The stage orchestra rehearsals are over and now is the last chance to correct things. Do alien sheep dream of electric composers? How many languages are spoken by the production team? Will the audience care? Will somebody get lost crossing the stage?
These questions are not answered by this video. But everything else will. Just trust me.

Terra Nova (A Video Diary), Part 4 0

Terra Nova (A Video Diary), Part 4

Press conferences are a staple of any opera premiere. To lighten things up, Carlus opened a bottle of water and emptied it over his head, declaring that he was now an immortal alien. That certainly got the attention of the journalists, but unfortunately I wasn’t quick enough to catch it on film.

Terra Nova (A Video Diary), Part 3 0

Terra Nova (A Video Diary), Part 3

The most exciting but also nerve-wracking period of any opera production are the Stage/Orchestra rehearsals, where the singers try to cope with the situation on the stage while lighting and direction are usually frustrated about the many things they still have to work on. It is also the last opportunity to make final decisions about the presentation…

Terra Nova, A Video Diary (2) 0

Terra Nova, A Video Diary (2)

Moritz Eggert Terra Nova oder Das weiße Leben Opera in three acts Libretto by Franzobel and Rainer Mennicken In German with captions Work commissioned by the Landestheater Linz Premiere 26.05.2016 Location Großer Saal Musiktheater Duration 02 hrs. 45 min. Credits Musical director Dennis Russell Davies Takeshi Moriuchi Director Carlus Padrissa...

14 Arten, Erdogan zu beschreiben 0

14 Arten, Erdogan zu beschreiben

Was soll man sagen, was nicht schon gesagt worden ist? Ist Erdogan der neue Hitler? Ist Böhmermann ein Perverser? Haben Politiker Sex mit Tieren? Ist Angela Merkel die neue Hella von Sinnen? Sind diese Fragen rhetorisch gemeint? Does anybody care? Ist das alles Ironie?