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Johann Adolf Hasse: Artaserse A Theaterakademie August Everding előadása / BTF 2018

Johann Adolf Hasse: Artaserse A Theaterakademie August Everding előadása / BTF 2018

Performance by Theaterakademie August Everding

Sister: Pauline Rinvet

Brother: Kathrin Zukowski

Mother: Natalya Boeva

Father: Eric Ander

Schemer: Tianji Lin

Wilhelmine von Bayreuth: Anja Silja

 

Featuring: Hofkapelle München

Conductor: Michael Hofstetter

 

Libretto: Pietro Metastasio (based on text by Wilhelmine, Margravine of Bayreuth)

Set: based on Csaba Antal’s draft

Costumes: Sebastian Erllrich

Lighting: Benjamin Schmidt

Sound: Ememkut Zaotschnyj

Assistant to the director: Marie-Philine Rippert

Director: Balázs Kovalik

 

Metastasio’s Artaserse was one of the most popular librettos in the 18th century, set to music in more than ninety operas. The male lead role (Arbace) was sung by Farinelli at the 1730 premiere of Johann Adolf Hasse’s opera, and the “prima donna” was Francesca Cuzzoni.

The dramatic events generate extreme psychological states in the characters of the opera. Almost all of them have to deal with ambivalent emotions, reconcile love with the thirst for revenge, loyalty towards the father with love for a friend. All this abundance of tragic potential almost leads to comedy, rich in profitable opportunities for Hasse, who composed splendid arias, as well as for singers and directors across the ages.

This production, which is directed by Balázs Kovalik and features the postgraduate students of Munich’s Theaterakademie August Everding will have its premiere a few days before the Budapest performance. The conductor and the director have devised the musical dramaturgy of the piece so that it can fit perfectly the company’s capabilities. The truly renowned venue of the premiere is the beautiful Markgräfliches Opernhaus of Bayreuth, one of the few, still extant 18th-century opera houses, which is on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

 

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