13 Apr 2022

A Festival Gala in an opera class of its own

With soloists Thomas Hampson, Rachel Willis Soerensen, Saioa Hernández, Katharina Konradi, Luca Pisaroni and Bogdan Volkov some of the works on the programme were:

Richard Wagner (1813–1883)
O du mein holder Abendstern
Arie of Wolfram von Eschenbach from "Tannhäuser"

Giuseppe Verdi (1813–1901)
Pace, pace, mio Dio
Arie of Leonora from "La forza del destino"

Vincenzo Bellini (1801–1835)
Il rival salvar tu dei… Suoni la tromba
Duet Sir Ricardo Forth/Sir Giorgio Valton from "I puritani"

Let's first take a brief look behind the scenes at the rehearsals captured by our photographer Monika Rittershaus in the run-up to the gala.

Bastian Schäfer and Helena Madoka Berg.

Sebastian Krunnies.

Franz Schindlbeck.

Dominik Wollenweber.


And now for some impressions from the Festival Gala itself: