Richard Wagner

Lohengrin

The romantic opera Lohengrin, which premiered in 1871 at the Teatro Comunale in Bologna, is the country’s first fulminating contact with the dramaturgy and music of Richard Wagner. In the opera, considered the last of Wagner’s early works and inspired by the German epic poem Parzival by Wolfram von Eschenbach, the story runs on two parallel tracks, myth and history, and the music reflects this duplicity: the vitreous sounds of the beginning the melancholy of Lohengrin’s song, the evocation of the distant “inaccessible” land of Montsalvat where the chalice of the Holy Grail is kept, merge with the direct references to a specific historical epoch.

New production of TCBO

13 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 19 | 20 November 2022 

Teatro Comunale

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CONDUCTOR

Asher Fisch

DIRECTOR

Luigi de Angelis (Fanny & Alexander)

CAST

HEINRICH DER VOLGER

Albert Dohmen

LOHENGRIN

Ian Koziara

LOHENGRIN

Daniel Frank

ELSA DI BRABANTE

Martina Welschenbach

TELRAMUND

Lucio Gallo

ORTRUD

Lioba Braun

ORTRUD

Anna Maria Chiuri


MAESTRO DEL CORO VOCI
Alhambra Superchi

 

COMPOSER

Richard Wagner

Richard Wagner (1813-1883) was the most representative composer of Romantic culture, author of poems that seek the maximum interpenetration between the musical structure and symbolic and evocative functions.
He was responsible for important theatrical innovations that have become his hallmark, such as the transformation of the orchestra into an enveloping sound amalgam thanks to the enrichment of the orchestral palette.
More mature works include the tetralogy of Der Ring des Nibelungen (Ring of Nibelung), Tristan und Isolde and Parsifal.