PHOTO: © Stan Hema

Intermezzo

In the organizer's words:
New opera material for a new time - this was not only sought by the avant-gardists in the twenties. Old master Richard Strauss went even further and brought not only a story from the modern world, but also, barely veiled, his own married life to the stage ... Conductor: Sir Donald Runnicles / Dominic Limburg; Production: Tobias Kratzer; With Thomas Johannes Mayer, Maria Bengtsson / Flurina Stucki [June], Thomas Blondelle and others.
New opera material for a new time - this was not only sought by the avant-gardists in the twenties. Old master Richard Strauss went even further and brought not only a story from the modern world, but also, barely veiled, his own married life to the stage. The marital war between a successful bandmaster and his wife, triggered by a harmless misunderstanding, is the dominant theme of the comedy INTERMEZZO, which premiered in 1924.

But unlike "neutoners" such as Hindemith, Krenek and Schönberg, Strauss did not create a new musical language for his contemporary opera, but endowed his marital crisis story with an orchestral opulence that need not fear comparison with such successful pieces as DER ROSENKAVALIER and ARABELLA. And with the composer's wife Christine, he created another stage-dominating female figure, in whose Straussian expansive vocal lines there is not only room for outbursts of temperament, but also space for the shadowy zones of unlived longings. This content has been machine translated.

Location

Deutsche Oper Berlin Bismarckstr. 35 10627 Berlin

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