“American Lulu” – Interview with Olga Neuwirth at the Bregenzer Festspiele

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Olga Neuwirth explains her intention to show Lulu not as a romantic creation but as a narcisstic bee queen that enjoys the suffering of her lovers as she is suffering herself.

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A view of the stage at the Werkstattbühne: the scene was very well prepared with video projection to enhance the story and Angel Blue was grand in her interpretation of Lulu.

The Zauberflöte at Bregenz

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The last time that David Pountney has done the stage: a very well known opera, in the extended version. What a pity that Pountney missed the opportunity to comment on some sexist and racist lines of the 18th century libretto. Instead we will have popcorn the next time as people don’t know how to behave: no running comments and you don’t sing along …

Last opera for Kent Nagano

Last opera for Kent NaganoLast opera for Kent Nagano

This is part of the ovations after the “Parsifal” by Richard Wagner at the Nationaltheater, München. It was the last time Nagano was conducting as the Gerneralmusikdirektor. People applauded für 20 minutes. But noby official came to give him some flowers or anything – very poor!