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Die Entführung aus dem Serail
Already the contemporaries of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart were aware that DERAILING FROM THE SERAIL was much more important than the genre name "Singspiel" suggested. Not only the patron, Emperor Joseph II, stated irritably at the Viennese first performance in 1784 the "tremendous scores", also Goethe was forced to question his own efforts for German-language singing in view of the resounding success of Mozart's play.
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Hardly any other work of world literature breathes such music as William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream". Elves dance at night in the summery enchanted forest and sing the fairy queen Titania to sleep.
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The Spanish national poet Miguel de Cervantes created in 1605 "Don Quixote", the "Knight of the sad figure", a fascinating to the present figure of world literature. Already in the Baroque period, the masterpiece inspired numerous arrangements by outstanding composers.
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For many opera friends, Giacomo Meyerbeer's DINORAH has long been known only from a single shot. It was the interpretation of the madcap "Ombre légère" by Maria Callas, which the title heroine of this work identified as the sister of other great opera women such as Donizetti's Lucia, Amina from Bellini's LA SONNAMBULA or Ophelia from Ambroise Thomas' HAMLET. All these delicate heroines flee from a world they no longer comprehend into madness, murder, sleepwalk or dance like Dinorah with their own shadow.
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Musikalische Leitung
Manfred Honetschläger

Special guest / Vocals
China Moses

Moderation
Sebastian Krol
The story is turbulent: an old grudge wants to marry his ward to get his considerable inheritance, and takes every conceivable precaution to block the pretty Rosina the way to the outside world - and thus possible young lovers. But Count Almaviva has long since discovered his love for her.
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For many opera friends, Giacomo Meyerbeer's DINORAH has long been known only from a single shot. It was the interpretation of the madcap "Ombre légère" by Maria Callas, which the title heroine of this work identified as the sister of other great opera women such as Donizetti's Lucia, Amina from Bellini's LA SONNAMBULA or Ophelia from Ambroise Thomas' HAMLET. All these delicate heroines flee from a world they no longer comprehend into madness, murder, sleepwalk or dance like Dinorah with their own shadow.
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The Spanish national poet Miguel de Cervantes created in 1605 "Don Quixote", the "Knight of the sad figure", a fascinating to the present figure of world literature. Already in the Baroque period, the masterpiece inspired numerous arrangements by outstanding composers.
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