Salzburg Festival 2012: Die Soldaten
|Composer:||Bernd Alois Zimmermann|
|Director:||Hannes Rossacher / Stage Director: Alvis Hermanis|
|Producers:||A co-production of ZDF/3sat and UNITEL in cooperation with Wiener Philharmoniker, Salzburg Festival and CLASSICA|
Bernd Alois Zimmermann’s opera Die Soldaten (The Soldiers), the “highlight of the festival season” (Süddeutsche Zeitung), breaks all records! The style and structure of an opera, acknowledged as one of the 20th century’s key works, its musical and dramatic collage technique take it to the limits of what is playable. Now, in Salzburg’s Felsenreitschule, the opera has found the ideal performance venue and, with the Vienna Philharmonic under Ingo Metzmacher together with a top-flight cast of singers, ist ideal performers too.