Большой театр Беларуси


Большой театр Беларуси


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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

The Marriage of Figaro

оpera in two acts

Большой театр Беларуси


29 September 18:00

Eugene Glebov

Le Petit Prince

ballet in two acts

Большой театр Беларуси


18 Оctober, 19:00

Большой театр Беларуси


Die Zauberflöte premiere


On 30 March and 18 April, one of the most famous operas by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Die Zauberflöte will premiere on the stage of the Bolshoi Theatre of Belarus as a part of the Austrian Cultural Season in Belarus.

The production of Mozart’s opera is carried out by the international team headed by the artistic director of the Brucknerhaus concert hall in Linz Professor Hans-Joachim Frey (Germany), musical director Maestro Manfred Mayrhofer (Austria), costume designer Professor Hartmut Schörghofer (Austria), chorus master People’s Artist of the  Republic of Belarus Nina Lomanovich, lighting designer Vladimir Sterlin.

Manfred Mayrhofer, musical director, ‘It is the last piece by Mozart that was composed as a singspiel in a rather russet style. However, the composer has put all his musical experience into this work, therefore one can find both quite simple and rather exquisite musical moments based on the wide experience of the author.

I see that Belarusian performers like working on this opera, getting ready for the premiere whatever the difficulties are. I definitely want the singers to learn to sing in a lighter manner that is more characteristic of Mozart, asking them to move away from heavy and weighty style that is inherent to the music by, for example, Tchaikovsky, or Rachmaninov.
I love this opera for being a combination of various styles that are still perfectly discerned, but at the same time, this piece is a single entity showing the talent of Mozart. There is nothing in this opera that could be improved – it's perfect.’

Die Zauberflöte is a fairy tale, where the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, love over deceit, and friendship over enmity is glorified. It is this confrontation that the producers of the upcoming premiere focus on. Developing the concept of the scenography and costumes for the new production, Director Professor Hans-Joachim Frey and costume designer Professor Hartmut Schörghofer adopted the style of incredibly popular fantasy sagas and TV series such as Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones, etc.

Mozart provisionally divided his opera into several levels: the "dark" world, which is ruled by the Queen of the Night, or the world of drama. The world of Sarastro: bright, sunny and Divine. And between the two lies "the middle world": the world of nature, very natural and easy, where, for example, Papageno and Papagena live. The opera comprises the hidden elements that are related to the history of Freemasonry and the ceremonies of the Masonic Lodge. All of them will be emphasized in the set design, where computer graphics and complex mechanisms of the scene will be involved. The change of scenery will occur along with the change of pictures and places in the opera.

Hans-Joachim Frey, director, ‘The style of the fantasy is not placed within some definite time boundaries allowing us to recreate any temporal layer and even combine several epochs. We will be able to experience the scenes, say, from any time period of the last two millennia years in this opera. We find a mixture of styles from the Middle Ages, Stone Age, Renaissance, and even some elements of futurism in fantasy series and films. We will try to set this opera in a similar manner. The tale is supposed to be filled with magic and fantasy.’

Media about the upcoming premiere:

Philosophy of the opera: The stage of the Belarusian Bolshoi welcomes the return of  Die Zauberflöte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  https://www.sb.by/articles/filosofiya-opery.html

Noch einmal! http://www.vminsk.by/news/279/79568/

Die Zauberflöte will play in Belarus http://www.tvr.by/news/kultura/volshebnaya_fleyta_zaigraet_i_v_belarusi/




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