Dramma eroicomico in three acts

Choreography In Italian with English and German surtitles · Composer Joseph Haydn · Libretto by Nunziato Porta | New Production

Munich Opera Festival
Monday, 23. July 2018
07:00 pm

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Premiere at 23. July 2018

The Premier will be broadcasted live by BR-KLASSIK.

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Musikalische Leitung
Ivor Bolton
Axel Ranisch
Bühne und Kostüme
Falko Herold
Michael Bauer
Rainer Karlitschek

Sofia Fomina
Edwin Crossley-Mercer
Mathias Vidal
Dovlet Nurgeldiyev
Guy de Mey
Hélène Guilmette
David Portillo
Tara Erraught
François Lis

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This knight is no war hero; choosing to pursue his obsession, rather than to fight. Orlando, the illustrious crusader from Ariost‘s verse novel Orlando furioso, is in love with Angelica, though she is betrothed to another. In his erotomania, he presents a both unintentionally funny and tragic figure. Joseph Haydn described his (at that time) most internationally successful opera from 1782 as a dramma eroicomico; this categorisation already suggests what the composer, as he sat in his opera laboratory at the Palace of Esterházy, was interested in: namely, in taking seriously and musically exploring the depths of human existence in all its brokenness, regardless of how bizarre this might appear.


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Ivor Bolton studierte an der Cambridge University, am Royal College of Music und am National Opera Studio in London. Anschließend war er Musikdirektor der English Touring Opera, der Glyndebourne Touring Opera und Chefdirigent des Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Gastdirigate führten ihn u. a. nach Wien, Zürich, Frankfurt, Paris, London, New York, Amsterdam, Dresden, Leipzig, San Francisco, Buenos Aires und Barcelona sowie zu den Festspielen in Glyndebourne, Aix-en-Provence und seit 2000 jährlich nach Salzburg. 2004 wurde er Chefdirigent des Mozarteum-Orchesters Salzburg. Seit dessen Gründung im Jahr 2012 ist er musikalischer Leiter des Dresdner Festspielorchesters, seit 2015 außerdem Musikdirektor am Teatro Real in Madrid. (Stand: 2017)

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