Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg Opening Night!

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Opening Night of Wagner’s
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg tonight, directed by Bernd Mottl and conducted by GMD Patrick Lange. Toi toi toi to the wonderful cast, and ESPECIALLY to my amazing Opera Chorus – I couldn’t be prouder of them!!

Conductor: Patrick Lange
Director: Bernd Mottl
Stage & Costume Designer: Friedrich Eggert
Chorus Master: Albert Horne
Lighting Designer: Klaus Krauspenhaar
Dramaturgy: Regine Palmai

Hans Sachs: Oliver Zwarg
Veit Pogner: YoungDoo Park
Eva: Betsy Horne
Magdalena: Margarete Joswig
Walther von Stolzing: Marco Jentzsch
Sixtus Beckmesser: Thomas de Vries
David: Erik Biegel
Fritz Kothner: Benjamin Russell
Kunz Vogelgesang: Ralf Rachbauer – Tenor
Konrad Nachtigal: Florian Kontschak
Balthasar Zorn: Rouwen Huther
Ulrich Eislinger: Reiner Goldberg
Augustin Moser: Andreas Karasiak
Hermann Ortel: Daniel Carison
Hans Schwarz: Filip Meia
Hans Foltz: Wolfgang Vater
Nightwatchman: Tuncay Kurtoglu
Apprentices: Istvan Balota, Mia Dehler, Grégoire Delamare, Marvin Gauger-Schmidt, Hyemi Jung, Hyunwoo Kim, Scott Ingham, Luca Leonardi, Florian Löffler, Maike Menningen, Karolina Michel, Paul Sutton

Chor & Extrachor des Hessischen Staatstheaters Wiesbaden

Hessisches Staatsorchester Wiesbaden

 

(Photos: Karl & Monika Forster)

 

“Sing Sistah Sing!” at the 2016 Internationale Maifestspiele

Really excited to collaborate with Andrea Baker at the 2016 International May Festival on her award-winning show, “Sing Sistah Sing!” on 2 May at the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden!trenner

In “Sing Sistah Sing!”, British-American mezzo-soprano Andrea Baker celebrates the extraordinary sound of famous Afro-American female voices, accompanied by Albert Horne at the piano. While many of these legendary singers turned to Jazz and Blues to express their deepest emotions, some also became exceptional interpreters of opera and art song.  Just like the famous protagonists, Andrea Baker has a special connection with the songs of the plantation workers – the music of her forefathers. baker__fotograf_john_needAmong them were many courageous pioneers, both in the civil rights movement and in the arts. As such, “Sing Sistah Sing!” is a monument to them: singers like Ella Fitzgerald, Leontyne Price, Donna Summer, Marian Anderson, Eleanora Fagan and Billie Holiday, who all rose to international fame.

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