Opera in two acts with a prologue and an epilogue
Libretto by Barbara Honigmann after Charlotte Salomon's Leben? oder Theater?
French translation by Johannes Honigmann
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SALZBURG FESTIVAL BLOG
On Sunday, the moment had finally come! After the Ouverture spirituelle, the 2014 Salzburg Festival was officially opened at the Felsenreitschule. The tension keeps rising, and the Festspielhaus feels like a huge cauldron about to bubble over. Everyone is looking forward to the first premieres. My YSP colleagues and I have also been swept up by the excitement.
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The actress Johanna Wokalek and the mezzo-soprano Marianne Crebassa embody the title role in the opera Charlotte Salomon, which has its world premiere at the Felsenreitschule on July 28, 2014. Johanna Wokalek plays Charlotte Salomon, the real person who conveyed the story of her life to future generations through pictures, texts and musical references, and whom dramaturge Konrad Kuhn describes as a “girl with a Berlin loudmouth and an irony bordering on the sarcastic”. Marianne Crebassa takes on the role of Charlotte Kann, the fictional ego of Charlotte Salomon, the protagonist actively involved in the stage narrative. Let us introduce you to this central work of the Festival summer.
The Austrian baritone Wolfgang Resch was first educated as a singer at the boys’ choir “Wiltener Sängerknaben” in Innsbruck. Even during his school days, he took up studies at the Tyrolean State Conservatory of Music before continuing at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna in 2008. This year he is a member of the Young Singers Project at the Salzburg Festival, and over the next weeks he will report on his experiences in Salzburg.
The Salzburg Festival looks forward to a very special world premiere as part of the coming season’s programme. Under the baton of composer Marc-André Dalbavie and directed by Luc Bondy, the life story and artistic oeuvre of Charlotte Salomon will become the basis of an opera. In her fascinating work Leben? oder Theater?, a unique combination of images, texts and musical quotations, the young Jewish artist tried to come to terms with the dramatic events of her life. This work inspired Dalbavie for his composition.
Untitled (Wings), © Robert Longo
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