Lohengrin

Richard Wagner

Opéra Bastille - from 18 January to 18 February 2017

Photo © Maxence Dedry

Lohengrin

Opera in three acts (1850)

Music
Richard Wagner
Libretto
Richard Wagner

In German

Conductor
Philippe Jordan
Director
Claus Guth
Heinrich der Vogler
René Pape
Rafal Siwek
Lohengrin
Jonas Kaufmann
Stuart Skelton
Elsa von Brabant
Martina Serafin
Edith Haller
Friedrich von Telramund
Wolfgang Koch
Tomasz Konieczny
Ortrud
Evelyn Herlitzius
Michaela Schuster
Der Heerrufer des Königs
Egils Silins
Vier Brabantische Edle
Hyun-Jong Roh
Cyrille Lovighi
Laurent Laberdesque
Julien Joguet
Vier Edelknaben
Irina Kopylova
Corinne Talibart
Laetitia Jeanson
Lilla Farkas
Set design
Christian Schmidt
Costume design
Christian Schmidt
Lighting design
Olaf Winter
Choreography
Volker Michl
Dramaturgy
Ronny Dietrich
Chorus master
José Luis Basso

Orchestre et Choeurs de l’Opéra national de Paris

Production du Teatro alla Scala, Silan

French and English surtitles

Diffusion sur France Musique ultérieurement.

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"You must never ask me or be at pains to discover from whence I journeyed here, nor what is my name and lineage."  

Lohengrin, Acte I, scène 3


Lohengrin appears in a “silvery‑blue” light aboard a boat pulled by a swan (Thomas Mann). He has just saved Elsa, accused of murdering her brother, and has made her promise to never ask him his name. Written by Wagner in great solitude, Lohengrin is first and foremost an immense aesthetic and political manifesto questioning the place of genius in society and laying the groundwork for musical drama. The work, conducted by Liszt at its premiere in Weimar in 1850, marked a turning point in Wagner’s life. It had a profound impact on Ludwig II of Bavaria who became his patron and friend, supporting him in all his future enterprises: “The defiled gods will have their revenge and come and live with us on the peaks, breathing the air of heaven”, Ludwig wrote to him in 1868 from Neuschwanstein Castle (“new swan rock”) which he had just had built. Directed by Claus Guth, who reveals all the fragility of the knight with whom Wagner identified, the production brings together Jonas Kaufmann, Martina Serafin and René Pape under the baton of Philippe Jordan.

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