The summer season of chamber Opera: With a walk and a love song

Rainer Pudenz is nervous. So an action to a flash mob-type didn't, he made it finally, says of his unconventional productions and projects, well-known conducto

The summer season of chamber Opera: With a walk and a love song

Rainer Pudenz is nervous. So an action to a flash mob-type didn't, he made it finally, says of his unconventional productions and projects, well-known conductor of the chamber Opera Frankfurt, and has played with his, established in 1981, free musical theater troupe the most unusual places in the city. Now he stands next to three horn players on the stairs at the main entrance of the Old Opera house and listened to his comrades-in-arms, Tobias Rüger over a Megaphone to say that this "non-notified event" for the summer season of chamber Opera at the palm garden to the attention of will that the idea that the first night is sold out, but it programs but for many Follow-up cards.

Guido Holze

editor in the Rhein-Main-Zeitung.

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As the bugler two beautiful movements from a Suite by the French Horn composer Jacques François Gallay sing, keeps on a moderately bustling Opera square, the interest of the passers-by, but within limits. Thus, the fear that the police, which has the Opera square after the riots two weeks ago, in particular, could end up in the action fades. A core group of about 40 friends and visitors to the chamber Opera so, after a few minutes, and on a saxophone Signal Rügers, on the Bockenheimer landstraße in the direction of the palm garden in movement, slow, peaceful, quiet, part of bikes sliding.

the following four stations of the musical walk, everything is very spectacular. Thus, two violinists of the chamber votes in the Opera orchestra as a sort of "Westendduo" in the square in front of the homonymous building small numbers from Mozart's "the magic flute" in. And the audience keep spacing with all the always-wide security. Pudenz says that he actually wanted to organize a "tower fan". Starting from the Roman horns at different (the Church should have-) towers play. To do this, he had made requests to the city, until the thing was sanded and he don't want to run more for a permit to have. So the idea for three minute street music performances to be created.

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For the traditional, always, over several weeks running Opera in the concert shell of the palm-tree garden was planned this year, something Special. In a double-production should have an Italian Opera buffa and German comic Opera face: Rossini's little-known, earlier one-act Opera "L'inganno felice" ("happy fraud") and Albert lortzing's "the Opera rehearsal". To samples as a result of the Corona pandemic. But Pudenz looked to musicians and the public in the duty, a replacement program offering.

The conductor Daniel Stratievsky has developed a program part, in which he engaged as a presenter and accompanist with six singers of the chamber Opera, the question "How is an Opera like it?". In a thick French accent speaking, it leads to funny-charming, by selected arias and duets of operas and compares it with numbers from Mozart's "the magic flute" and "Figaro". In semi-scenic performance, and in between each other according to a Distance calling, give Jana Degebrodt, Walter Dorn, Timon Führ, Thomas, Peter, Ralf Simon, and in the oblique chamber Opera style is particularly savvy, Ingrid El Sigai an impression of what is escaped for a large Opera-summer fun for the audience as well.

Instead of 400 only 120 spectators now sit on top of the already in wide intervals, installed double benches in front of the band shell, wherein each of the second Bank remains free. Nevertheless, a good and relaxed atmosphere, almost as usual. Part is combined with the Opera Cocktail in the following ideas, each with a changing program. At the start of the baritone Timon Führ and the Tenor Theodore Browne, alternately, on a remarkable pianistic level on the wing to accompany, "Love Songs Canzoni d'amore songs of love" in many languages and styles from Pop to classical music, sang eloquently and emotionally appealing. The warm applause after the evening was for many of the visitors to the purest balm.

Updated Date: 05 August 2020, 04:20

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