New Year’s Eve Concert from the Semperoper Dresden – 100th Anniversary of UFA

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The ZDF New Year’s Eve Concert 2017 will bring back the splendour of UFA Film for one scintillating night full of famous melodies. Christian Thielemann and his most convivial Staatskapelle Dresden together with Angela Denoke, Elisabeth Kulman und Daniel Behle will send off the old year in style and will present a bouquet of cheerful melodies. The UFA Film was the so-called dream factory, dominating the German film industry from 1917 to 1945, and produced hits like “Metropolis”, “The Three from the Filling Station” and “The Blue Angel”. Like no other film company before, it brought together a wealth of stars and artists. Despite their primarily entertaining function, some UFA productions also reflect a sombre part of German history, marked by the prevailing ambivalence of culture and politics. ZDF and the artists take this concert as a chance for a thoughtful and critical review on the „film dreams“ of the past and the undeniable „dissonances“ in the first half of the 20th century.

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: A production of ZDF in co-production with Unitel
  • Format: HDTV 16:9
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