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Tiroler Festspiele Erl - Lohengrin - R.Wagner

THOUGHTS OF LOHENGRIN

"Lohengrin" is a play about belief - a belief that can move mountains or even conjure up charismatic saviours. It is therefore extremely appealing to stage this play in a place that is strongly influenced by faith, a faith that would not even exist without the Christian faith and the desire to express it vividly. Elsa is the visionary, unconditional believer. An entire society is infected by her conviction, people are connected by the common experience of the miracle of Lohengrin's appearance. But who is this Lohengrin? Can we trust him? Rational power mongers like Ortrud and Telramund counter this and create uncertainty. How much strength can you ask Elsa to suppress the doubts and to follow the commandment never to ask Lohengrin about his origin?

Not only our venue is religiously influenced - in Richard Wagner's art, too, there is the danger of a substitute religion. The mystical charge and the beguiling world of sound aim to make us immerse ourselves completely in Wagner's work and become believers - although doubts and questioning of the artistic motives are certainly appropriate here as well. An archaic, irrational world meets our modern thinking and our longings for overwhelming and redemption - our production moves within this field of tension.
 - Katharina Thoma -

Orchestra of the Tyrolean Festival Erl
Musical direction - Titus Engel
Staging by Katharina Thoma
Stage design - Johannes Leiacker
Costumes - Irina Bartels
Light - Olaf Winter

Lohengrin - AJ Glueckert
Elsa - Jennifer Davis
Telramund - Andrew Foster Williams
Ortrud - Dzhamiliya Emperor
King Henry - Anthony Robin Schneider
Army caller - Daniel Schmutzhard

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Tiroler Festspiele Erl - Lohengrin - R.Wagner - Erl

THOUGHTS OF LOHENGRIN

"Lohengrin" is a play about belief - a belief that can move mountains or even conjure up charismatic saviours. It is therefore extremely appealing to stage this play in a place that is strongly influenced by faith, a faith that would not even exist without the Christian faith and the desire to express it vividly. Elsa is the visionary, unconditional believer. An entire society is infected by her conviction, people are connected by the common experience of the miracle of Lohengrin's appearance. But who is this Lohengrin? Can we trust him? Rational power mongers like Ortrud and Telramund counter this and create uncertainty. How much strength can you ask Elsa to suppress the doubts and to follow the commandment never to ask Lohengrin about his origin?

Not only our venue is religiously influenced - in Richard Wagner's art, too, there is the danger of a substitute religion. The mystical charge and the beguiling world of sound aim to make us immerse ourselves completely in Wagner's work and become believers - although doubts and questioning of the artistic motives are certainly appropriate here as well. An archaic, irrational world meets our modern thinking and our longings for overwhelming and redemption - our production moves within this field of tension.
 - Katharina Thoma -

Orchestra of the Tyrolean Festival Erl
Musical direction - Titus Engel
Staging by Katharina Thoma
Stage design - Johannes Leiacker
Costumes - Irina Bartels
Light - Olaf Winter

Lohengrin - AJ Glueckert
Elsa - Jennifer Davis
Telramund - Andrew Foster Williams
Ortrud - Dzhamiliya Emperor
King Henry - Anthony Robin Schneider
Army caller - Daniel Schmutzhard

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