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Tickets Bayreuth 2015

Tickets inkl. Übernachtung im Zentrum für Bayreuther Festspiele.

Wieland's production of Parsifal offended the sensibilities of the traditional Wagnerians, to a
degree scarcely imaginable today. The production left them with no visual reminders of the pieces
they thought they knew: they were confronted with emptiness and darkness, with just a few
abstract topographical hints as to what was happening on the stage. The outrage was fierce. Old
Wagnerians formed a "Club for the Faithful Rendition of Richard Wagner's Works..."
-- From "The Wagners, The Dramas of a Musical Dynasty," by Nike Wagner

. This is a documentary which includes interviews with the director. The opera that reopened the Bayreuth Festival after the war.Wieland Wagner's stunning set and lighting design for his 1951 production of Parsifal. and paved the way for his "New Bayreuth" style. and it is narrated by Theo Adam. The film is in German with no subtitles. A Wieland Wagner Portrait. as well as conductors and singers that worked at the Bayreuth Festspielhaus during the Wieland Wagner years.

Five distinguishing characteristics of Wieland Wagner's New Bayreuth Style: 1. The inventive use of light to set a psychological rather than temporal setting. 5. In the above scene from Das Rheingold.At the Bayreuth Festspielhaus Wieland Wagner achieved amazing stage pictures in his productions of the Ring. Wieland was trained as a painter. 4. The projection suggests the ramparts of Valhalla. The simplication of costumes. The transformation of characters from pseudo-humans into symbols. . away from the Germanic excesses of the pre-World War II era. The frequent use of a circular acting area. and this production clearly shows his ability to paint with light in order to create amazing worlds. the use of empty spaces suggests a classical mythical world. 3. The lack of elaborate sets in favor of emptiness and darkness. 2.

Wieland staged Tristan und Isolde for the first time at the Bayreuth Festival in 1952. Ten years later. and the rest of the clutter of the 19th century. The first production featured a Third Act staging which did away with Tristan's castle. and again in 1962. Josef Greindl as Hans Sachs. the lime tree. and replaced it with barren scenery of unbelievable bleakness and despair. and Gerhard Stolze as David. Wolfgang Windgassen as Walther. Karl Schmitt-Walter as Beckmesser. but this time he added huge monolithic structures to every act. . Elisabeth Schärtel as Magdalena. Theo Adam as Pogner. This production was conducted by Hans Knappertsbusch. his 1962 staging remained as bleak as ever. The monoliths were conceptually Celtic in design and essentially Freudian. Stage piano rehearsal footage of Wieland Wagner's 1960 production of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg featuring Elisabeth Grümmer as Eva.

Wieland's 1956 production of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg caused the greatest consternation to the Bayreuth Wagnerian old guard. Pictured here is the second act of his 1954 production of Tannhäuser. as he directs him in the staging of "0 du mein holder Abendstern. Click here to find out more information about this production. Indeed. but rather a solid block of sculpted figures from Greek drama who moved with regimented discipline. In addition. and the singers were placed in geometrically precise patterns. starring Gré Brouwenstjin and Ramón Vinay. It was set in a highly rigid world where the floor resembled a chess board. simyo: Always On Mit extragroßer 1 GB Flat & 400 Min. but intellectually mannered and ultimately cold. no longer seemed to be medieval courtiers from a European opera./SMS jetzt 4 Monate gratis! . The chorus. many thought that the logical culmination of his style would be to present the operas in concert performances. in particular. Remarkable footage of several Wieland Wagner productions.beautiful to look at. many critics further accused the designer/director of staging oratorios and not operas. as well as a rare chance to see and hear the director at work with Hermann Prey." Wieland Wagner was often acussed of designing productions that were bloodless -.

Ursula Boese. William Olvis. Wolfgang Windgassen.A year before his death. This production was conducted by Karl Böhm.1966) Wieland Wagner was artistic director at the Bayreuth festival from 1951 to his untimely death from lung cancer in October of 1966. Wieland Wagner (1917 . Wieland Wagner rehearses his 1965 production of Das Rheingold at Bayreuth. The cast included Theo Adam. . His last hours he spent discussing. as best he could. and Gustav Neidlinger. Alfred Walter is seen at the piano. Erwin Wohlfahrt. plans for a new production of Tannhäuser.

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