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Bregenz Festival 2019: Don Quichotte

Synopsis

French director Mariame Clément takes a clever and exhilarating look at modern heroism in Jules Massenet’s operatic rarity Don Quichotte and gets rewarded with unanimous cheers. In her “striking interpretation” (Neue Musikzeitung) Don Quichotte experiences his adventures not only in different male role models (from the shy office worker to Spiderman) but finds himself accordingly in various detailed stage sets. But this opera is also a musical discovery, not least because of the outstanding cast: “Gábor Bretz sings the title role with bravura. David Stout shines vocally and scenically as Sancho Panza” praises the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and “Anna Goryachova impresses as Dulcinée with vocal clarity and scenic presence” (Wiener Zeitung). In the pit, Daniel Cohen leads the Wiener Symphoniker to a dynamic differentiated performance. A musically as visually absolutely rewarding evening! “The Bregenz Festival discovers a dreamlike operatic beauty full of melancholy and farewell” (Salzburger Nachrichten)

Additional Info

  • No: A04050115
  • Composer: Jules Massenet
  • Conductor: Daniel Cohen
  • Orchestra: Wiener Symphoniker; Prague Philharmonic Choir
  • Artists: Gábor Bretz, David Stout, Anna Goryachova
  • Production year: 2019
  • Run time: 02:10:00
  • Director: Stage Director: Mariame Clément
  • Producers: ORF, tpc, UNITEL in cooperation with Bregenz Festival
  • Format: 4K
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