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Variety, imaginative classics and persevering with braveness for partaking with new codecs are the important thing elements of the Bremerhaven 2024/25 season

[l-r] Peter Hilton Fliegel (Head of Theatre), Marc Niemann (Basic Music Director), Michael Frost (Metropolis Councillor accountable for cultural affairs), Franziska Grevesmühl-von Macard (Head of Administration), Lars Tietje (Creative Director), Markus Tatzig (Head of Music Theatre), Bianca Sue Henne (Head of Youth Theatre), and Alfonso Paencia (Head of Ballet). © Heiko Sandelmann

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The municipal theatre of Bremerhaven launched its 2024/25 programme throughout its sections of theatre, music theatre (opera, operetta and musical), live performance season, ballet and theatre for youngsters and adolescents. Some collaborations between sections had been highlighted, such because the elements of purpose-composed music for the theatre productions of a brand new model of Goldoni’s Servant of Two Masters and for a brand new model of The Trojan Ladies by Euripides (with music composed for the opera’s ladies’s refrain). For the primary time in Bremerhaven, an opera for youngsters, Gold! by Leonard Evers, will likely be introduced within the separate venue of the Youth Theatre.

The main soprano and tenor of the previous few seasons, Signe Heiberg and Konstantinos Klironomos, round whom a lot of these seasons had been constructed, have moved on, giving solution to new casting and programming concerns. The core of the brand new productions is fashioned by ‘classics’. First up is Puccini’s Turandot, for which the main roles of Turandot and Calaf will likely be sung by visitor artists, carried out by Marc Niemann, the corporate’s basic music director, and directed by Philipp Westerbarkai, whose 2022 Bremerhaven manufacturing of Verdi’s Macbeth was shortlisted for the German Theatre Prize (Faust).

Soprano Victoria Kunze, the Liù in Turandot, will play Eliza Doolittle within the manufacturing of My Honest Girl, the traditional musical of the season, carried out by the corporate’s specialist for operetta, Hartmut Brüsch (see overview of The Merry Widow right here). The second operatic traditional for the season is the brand new manufacturing of Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, with Kunze as Susanna, and introducing a brand new firm member, soprano Kristín Anna Guðmundsdóttir, who will likely be making her debut within the function of the Countess. First Kapellmeister Davide Perniceni conducts this manufacturing.

Perniceni additionally conducts the revival, from the 2023/24 season, of Humperdinck’s Hänsel and Gretel, and an additional new manufacturing, the 2011 musical Catch me if you happen to can, composed by Mark Shaiman, which is predicated on the Steven Spielberg-film of the identical title with Tom Hanks and Leonardo DiCaprio. This manufacturing will function tenor Andrew Irwin as Frank William Abagnale Jr., Until Nau directs, identified to Bremerhaven audiences from his 2021 manufacturing of the musical Chess. Lastly, Marc Niemann conducts the world premiere of the opera Peer Gynt by Estonian composer Jüri Reinvere. Johannes Pölzgutter directs (see the overview of his Bremerhaven manufacturing of Dvorak’s Rusalka, 2023, right here)

Daniel Meyer-Dinkgräfe

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