On 26 January, Teatro Massimo opens the 2021 season with a special production with Omer Meir Wellber and Johannes Erath.
With “Il crepuscolo dei sogni,” Wellber and Erath trace a dreamlike path between light and shadow, from Strauss’s “Traum durch die Dämmerung” to Schubert’s “Winterreise,” from the shadows of “Verleumdung” in Rossini’s The Barber of Seville and the ascent in Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov. In between, the gaze continually wanders from Italian to German and Russian opera, from the Baroque with Purcell and Monteverdi to the twentieth century with Bernstein and Korngold.
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Music by Claudio Monteverdi, Henry Purcell, Joseph Haydn, Ludwig van Beethoven, Gioachino Rossini, Franz Schubert, Richard Wagner, Giuseppe Verdi, Modest Musorgskij, Arrigo Boito, Richard Strauss, Erich Korngold, Werner Richard Heymann, Leonard Bernstein, Chava Alberstein
Conductor Omer Meir Wellber
Director, dramaturgy, Scenes, Costumes and Lighting Designs Johannes Erath
Video Bibi Abel
Chorus Master Ciro Visco
Youth Chorus Master Salvatore Punturo
Coreopher Davide Bombana
Assistant Director Lorenzo Nencini
Coreographic Movements Ugo Ranieri
Soprano Carmen Giannattasio
Baritone Markus Werba
Basso Alexandros Stavrakakis
Teatro Massimo Orchestra, Chorus, Ballet and Youth Chorus