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opera 29. 5. 2017

Lohengrin in Prague – a remake of the Bayreuth Festival production from 1967 by Katharina Wagner

Prague audience has the priviledge to see a real event of the world of the opera: a production of Lohengrin that will be moved after its premiere from Bayreuth in 1967 to the capital city of the Czech republic in 2017. How is that possible? The iconic opera by Richard Wagner was originally directed by Wolfgang Wagner in 1967. Now it is revived by his daughter Katharina Wagner, German opera stage-director and co-director of the Bayreuth Festival and great grand-daughter of Richard Wagner.

The Orchestra of the National Theatre will perform under the baton of Constantin Trinks who is one of the youngest maestros to have conducted the complete operatic works of Richard Wagner before turning 40.

Katharina Wagner follows her father ´s instructions thorougly: “ I am trying to transfer his work on this stage in the most similar way. The reconstruction is not less difficult than a new concept. But we can come out of a very good material such as books, records and photos. Lohengrin is among the most popular Wagner´s opera, it deals with the issues such as human destiny with existential and emotional consequences. It remains impressive and relevant at all times, "says Katharina Wagner.

In the title role will be performed by Stefan Vinke, Charles Kim and Aleš Briscein,  the role of Elsa will be sung by Dana Burešová and Edith Haller, the role of Ortrud by Eva Urbanová and Eliška Weissová Telramund will be sung by Martin Bárta and Olafur Sigurdarson, King Heinrich by Peter Mikuláš and Jiří Sulženko.

The last premiere of the season 2016/17 will be dedicated to Offenbach’s operetta Orphée aux enferns on 6 and 7 July 2017. The National Theatre invited the prominent personalities of Czech theatre as directors – the Caban brothers . The audience can see Kateřina Kněžíková and Jana Sibera as Eurydice and Josef Moravec and Richard Samek in the role of Orpheus.

 

For more information about Lohengrin at the National Theatre in Prague visit: http://www.narodni-divadlo.cz/en/show/10761 or contact: Kateřina Motlová: katerina@motlova.cz

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