Thursday, December 27, 2012

Händel: XERXES (05.07.2012, Komische Oper Berlin)

EINFACH WUNDERBAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! One of the operas of this year. This joint production with Deutsche Oper am Rhein really elevates the house of our Komische Oper to a whole new level!

Simply barock. The very lively production, the barock costumes, bombs(!), classic-elegant stage and backgrounds, wonderful arias (too bad most of them are sung in German, except "Ombra Mai Fu" and several others, of course).

I really hope Komische Oper keep this one as their core repertoire. This opera simply rocks!

The singers are also good, but I can't really tell if their performance is really outstanding - the whole stage and effects got my whole attention. Maybe it's a minus for this production?
Even though this production was done in German, famous arias like 'Ombra mai fu' are sung in the original language.

Some 'orthodox' audience of the oper may find this production too 'sassy' or 'cheeky'. Understood. But for the young people, this is a very good production as a big entrance gate to the world of opera  My personal opinion: One thing you should keep away from a Baroque opera is 'boredom'.

If those pictures don't make droll, I don't know what will... Xerxes for Season 2013/2014!!!

Rating: 11/10 (yes, it's that goooood.....)

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