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Festspielhaus Baden-Baden

Overview
Works: 45 works in 88 publications in 4 languages and 1,421 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Filmed performances  Live sound recordings  Drama  Nonfiction films  Opera films  Televised performances  Internet videos  Filmed operas  Art music 
Roles: Production personnel
Classifications: M1500.S89, 782.1
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Most widely held works about Festspielhaus Baden-Baden
 
Most widely held works by Festspielhaus Baden-Baden
Lohengrin by Richard Wagner( Visual )

5 editions published in 2009 in German and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With powerful conviction, Nikolaus Lehnhoff interprets this dramatic struggle of masculine and feminine, revenge and compassion
Elektra : tragic opera in one act by Richard Strauss( Visual )

6 editions published in 2010 in German and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A performance of the tragic opera of the fall of the house of Agamemnon
Salome by Richard Strauss( Visual )

4 editions published in 2012 in German and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oscar Wilde describes his Salome as containing "refrains whose recurring motifs make it so like a piece of music and bind it together as a ballad." In his opera adaptation of Wilde's play, the backbone of Richard Strauss' opulent setting is a series of densely woven leitmotifs, which elaborate the relationship between Herodias' daughter and the prophet Jochanaan. In Gabriele Lavia's triumphant 2010 Bologna production, the linking of Salome's naive insouciance, sexual obsession and cruelty as portrayed by Erika Sunnegardh is also subtly reflected in the scenic representation. Under the musical direction of internationally acclaimed conductor Nicola Luisotti, the stellar cast of experienced singers including Mark S. Doss as Jochanaan, Robert Brubaker as Herodes and Dalia Schaechter as Herodias give an energetic performance of Strauss' early masterpiece
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in Italian and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A presentation of Puccini's opera, the story of the beautiful yet icy-hearted Turandot, a Chinese princess whose suitors must answer three riddles or perish
Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss( Visual )

4 editions published in 2009 in German and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renee Fleming appears in one of her greatest roles--the beautiful Marschallin of Strauss's bittersweet comedy of love, Der Rosenkavalier. Her peerless performance is supported by "a galactic cast."
Lohengrin : romantic opera in three acts by Richard Wagner( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in German and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With powerful conviction, Nikolaus Lehnhoff interprets Wagner's Lohengrin as the dramatic struggle of masculine and feminine, revenge and compassion. Powerfully acted, almost like a Strindberg play, and musically of the highest order, this Lohengrin from the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden will be a benchmark production for decades."--Container
Idomeneo by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

5 editions published in 2006 in Italian and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During a storm at sea, Idomeneo, King of Crete, vows to the god Neptune that, if he survives, he will sacrifice the first human he meets on shore, which turns out to be his son, Idamante
Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in German and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The original title, "Tannhäuser und der Sangerkrieg auf Wartburg," reveals the real nature of the opera, born by a fusion of two traditional sagas and dedicated to the dualism of spirituality and sensuality and the possibility of redemption through love
Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss( Recording )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in German and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karl Bohm's only studio version of the work was recorded in 1958. When Deutsche Grammophon originally planned to record the work, there were already two rival versions on the market: the Decca recording under Erich Kleiber and EMI's version under Herbert von Karajan. Karajan's recording was made in December 1956 and should have included Irmgard Seefried as Octavian and Rita Streich as Sophie, but in both cases cast changes became necessary: Seefried was replaced by the young Christa Ludwig, and pregnancy forced Rita Streich to withdraw. As a result, Deutsche Grammophon was able to use both these singers for its own recording exactly two years later. It boasts a wonderful cast, with the full-throated Marianne Schech as the Marschallin, Irmgard Seefried bringing a range of colour to the 'trouser' role of Octavian, Rita Streich light and exquisite as Sophie, and a rounded, lyrical portrait of Faninal from Fischer-Dieskau. The recording also reunited Bohm with his 'old' orchestra, the Dresden Staatskapelle, an orchestra often referred to as the Zauberharfe or Magic Harp for the fluent and airborne quality of its sound
Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in German and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Operavoorstelling, opgenomen in het Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, 2012
Lohengrin, never shalt thou ask of me : a documentary about Wagner's opera( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With powerful conviction, Nikolaus Lehnhoff interprets Wagner's Lohengrin as the dramatic struggle of masculine and feminine, revenge and compassion. Powerfully acted, almost like a Strindberg play, and musically of the highest order, this Lohengrin from the Festspielhaus in Baden-Baden will be a benchmark production for decades. The monumental sets by Stephan Braunfels and Kent Nagano's sublimely wellbalanced musical interpretation complete a deeply moving totaltheatre experience. In this film, "Never shalt thou ask of me," we can enjoy many musical excerpts and interviews with Nikolaus Lehnhoff, Stephan Braunfels, Bettina Walter, Kent Nagano and leading members of the cast
Lohengrin( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in German and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ACT 1: It all begins with a government crisis. Before he can go to war against the Hungarians, King Heinrich must solve a leadership dispute in Brabant, following the death of the duke. At the tribunal, Friedrich von Telramund, a nobleman from Brabant who claims the dukedom, accuses Elsa, daughter of the deceased duke, of murdering her own brother Gottfried, the legitimate heir, who has mysteriously disappeared. Ortrud, wife of Telramund, has convinced her husband that she saw Elsa secretly drowning her brother while they were out walking. But nobody suspects the truth, which is that Gottfried has been transformed into a swan by Ortrud's magic. In her own defence, Elsa summons up a vision. A knight, who has appeared to her in a dream, will fight for her innocence. The king is compelled to resolve the matter by ordering a trial by single combat, relying on God's justice to determine the outcome. The royal herald's first two summonses go unanswered, but in response to a third summons, to the astonishment of all, a knight in shining armour appears in a boat pulled by a swan with a golden chain around its neck, just as Elsa's dream had foretold. The unknown knight asks Elsa whether, if he wins on her behalf, she will marry him. Elsa trusts the stranger unconditionally and agrees, accepting his enigmatic command never to ask about his origins, his lineage or his name. The stranger then defeats Telramund but spares his life. ACT 2: The scheming continues. Telramund accuses his wife of inciting him to incriminate Elsa falsely. Ortrud cleverly exploits Telramund's pathological ambitions to advance her campaign against Elsa, whom she hates for her ability to love unconditionally. She convinces Telramund that he has fallen prey to sorcery and encourages him to seek revenge. She is even more successful at awakening Elsa's mistrust through insincerity and false empathy. Planned under the cover of darkness, her assaults on Elsa's innocence and naive trust soon take effect. At dawn, at the wedding festivities of Elsa and the stranger, Ortrud confidently steps out before her rival in front of the onlookers. Telramund publicly accuses Elsa's bridegroom of sorcery and demands that he reveal his identity. The stranger denies all the allegations against him and declares that Elsa alone may decide his fate. Elsa's faith is wavering, but she chooses to believe in her vision. ACT 3: In the bridal chamber with her unknown knight, Elsa can no longer escape the confession of her longing. The rift between the lovers becomes insurmountable; Elsa needs to know who her husband is if she is to remain true to herself. The overpowering impulse to know the knight's identity is shared by Telramund, who bursts into the bridal chamber before the knight has had time to reply. The knight kills Telramund and commands that his body be brought before the king for judgement. Once there, he justifies the killing of Telramund and then reveals his identity: he is Lohengrin, son of Parsifal, Knight of the Holy Grail. Now that he has had to give up his secret, he can no longer remain in Brabant and cannot lead the army against the invaders; he must return home. The swan reappears and, as Lohengrin bids her farewell, he tells Elsa that with her lack of faith, she has sealed the fate of her brother, whom she had believed to be dead: after a year of untroubled happiness between the two lovers, Gottfried would have become human again. Ortrud savours her triumph and admits to having enchanted Gottfried, but her magic has served its purpose and with her confession she has condemned herself. The swan disappears and is replaced by Gottfried, whom Lohengrin names as the new ruler of Brabant, before returning to the Grail. Elsa, calling for her lost husband, dies in her brother's arms
Tannhaüser : the revolutionary( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the acclaimed productions of Nikolaus Lehnhoff's Parsifal, Lohengrin and Tristan und Isolde, the director returns with a new production success, Tannhäuser. The production of Nikolaus Lehnhoff is based on the Paris version by Richard Wagner, including a long scene in the Venusberg and very surprising choreography by Amir Hosseinpour and Jonathan Lunn. The minimalist staging and ingenious decorations Raimund Bauer make Tannhäuser worthey of the 21th century. As always, the cast chosen by Lehnhoff remains unparalleled. Through the comments of Nikolaus Lehnhoff, Philippe Jordan, Amir Hosseinpour et al., The documentary depicts the persona Tannhaüser embodied. Young and spirited, both metaphorical of the victim and provocative, loving to play with extremes, Tannhaüser has experienced an extreme form of love and clumsily seeks Elisabeth's true love
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in Italian and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in Italian and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Don Giovanni, the infamous womanizer, makes one conquest after another until the ghost of Donna Anna's father, the Commendatore, (whom Giovanni killed) makes his appearance. He offers Giovanni one last chance to repent for his multitudinious improprieties. He will not change his ways, so he is sucked down into hell by evil spirits." --Publisher's description
Lohengrin by Richard Wagner( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in German and English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With powerful conviction, Nikolaus Lehnhoff interprets Wagner's Lohengrin as the dramatic struggle of masculine and feminine, revenge and compassion. Powerfully acted, almost like a Strindberg play, and musically of the highest order, this Lohengrin from the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden will be a benchmark production for decades."--Container
Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in German and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The original title, "Tannhäuser und der Sängerkrieg auf Wartburg," reveals the real nature of the opera, born by a fusion of two traditional sagas and dedicated to the dualism of spirituality and sensuality and the possibility of redemption through love
MAGAzin by Asociación de Germanistas de Andalucía( )

in German and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lohengrin by Richard Wagner( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With powerful conviction, Nikolaus Lehnhoff interprets Wagner's Lohengrin as the dramatic struggle of masculine and feminine, revenge and compassion. Powerfully acted, almost like a Strindberg play, and musically of the highest order, this Lohengrin from the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden will be a benchmark production for decades."--Container
Festspielhaus Baden-Baden by Festspielhaus Baden-Baden( )

in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Baden-Baden (Niemcy)

Festspielhaus Baden-Baden

Internationale Festspiele (Baden-Baden)

palais des festivals de Baden-Baden

palau dels festivals de Baden-Baden

祝祭劇場

Languages
German (42)

Italian (15)

English (3)

French (1)