Festive Gala from the Semperoper Dresden – 100th Anniversary of UFA



The Festive Gala at the Semperoper Dresden brings back the splendour of UFA Film for one scintillating night full of famous melodies. Christian Thielemann and his Staatskapelle Dresden together with outstanding singers Angela Denoke, Elisabeth Kulman und Daniel Behle pay homage to the hit songs of the so-called dream factory, which dominated the German film industry from 1917 to 1945, and produced classics like “Metropolis”, “The Three from the Filling Station” and “The Blue Angel”. Created in the first half of the 20th century, the UFA productions are marked by the ambivalence of culture and politics that is characteristic for this part of German history. For ZDF and the artists, the concert offers the chance for a deliberate, critical review of the “film dreams” of the past and the undeniable “dissonances” of the nation’s history.

Additional Info

  • No: A055507580000
  • Composer: Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Theo Mackeben, Friedrich Hollaender, Robert Stolz, Michael Jary, Ralph Benatzky, Franz Grothe
  • Conductor: Christian Thielemann
  • Orchestra: Staatskapelle Dresden
  • Artists: Angela Denoke, Elisabeth Kulman, Daniel Behle
  • Production year: 2017
  • Run time: 01:30:00
  • Director: Andy Sommer
  • Producers: ZDF in co-production with Unitel
  • Format: HDTV 16:9
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