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Puccini's Opera Edgar in the concert hall : All of the truck at the end of

An emancipated woman, who seduces a young man, the feels between her and his pious youth, love - torn, and for the Finale, it all ends with murder and mayhem – what sounds like a fast run through Georges Bizet's Opera "Carmen", is actually (also) the action of "Edgar", the second Opera by the Italian composer Giacomo Puccini.

that's where the Similarities stop. While Bizet's work was after his death to Hit, disappeared Puccini's Opera in the sinking. Exactly this feature that has led the Berlin Opera group and their musical Director Felix Krieger is to bring the piece on Monday evening on the stage of the concert hall. This is, in fact, discover the speciality of the 2010-founded ensemble: in this country, largely unknown Italian operas again and revive. Puccini's "Edgar" is listed for the first Time ever in Berlin and the 130 years after the premiere.

The staging and presentation is not convincing as the Rest

at the beginning, particularly how much fun the participants have on this project. Both the orchestra and choir play and also Amateurs with singing in addition to music students and professionals, often young musicians the joy of making Music together is written all over his face.

Apart from the passion that is musically really good. Especially the Requiem at the beginning of the third set, the warriors, and his Ensemble is wonderfully majestic. The choir is convincing, especially in his role as the village brought population, but otherwise very good with the orchestra.

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a Pity only, that the actual action on stage, the semiszenische staging of the Opera, not as confident as the Rest. This starts with the costumes: The one-dimensional female characters, the pious Fidelia (Elena Rossi) and the wild Tigrana (Silvia Beltrami), wearing white dress with a straw hat or, a blood red dress with a fur collar. Thus, it is clear who the Evil is the Good and who is not. Overall, the staging is exaggerated, and, despite some very good singing performances, the soloists do not have the acting potential to the revived "Edgar" decided to impose their stamp.

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