[F]ascinating and emotionally charged musical theatre. (Jenny Camilleri, bachtrack; 03.09.2014)
[A] hauntingly honest portrait of an era on the brink of extinction, with the frangible beauty of a fairytale castle soon to be crushed forever. (Shirley Apthorp, The Financial Times; 03.09.2014)
The Dutch National Opera has opened its 2014-2015 season with an absolute first: the scenic world première of Arnold Schönberg’s Gurre-Lieder. Marc Albrecht, chief conductor of the Dutch National Opera, and opera director Pierre Audi as stage director have combined their talents for the first time in this well received production.
Radio 4 | NTR Opera broadcasts the performance of Gurre-Lieder on 18 September at 20:00 live, listen online.
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Currently the Arnold Schönberg Center is hosting an exhibition on Arnold Schönberg in the Netherlands and Gurre-Lieder at the foyer of the opera.
Arnold Schönberg: Gurre-Lieder
for soli, choir and orchestra | 130'
scenic world première, 02.09.2014, Dutch National Opera, Amsterdam; Waldemar, Burkhard Fritz; Tove, Emily Magee; Waldtaube, Anna Larsson; Bauer, Markus Marquardt; Klaus Narr, Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke; Sprecher, Sunnyi Melles; Chorus of the Dutch National Opera; KammerChor des ChorForum Essen; Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest, cond. Marc Albrecht; directed by Pierre Audi
further performances: 07., 12., 15., 18., 21. and 23.09.2014