Presentation of the 2020 Festival

Presentation of the 2020 Festival


opera singer Peter Svensson and Eva Walderdorff have teamed up, despite the current Corona situation and the cancellations of other major opera festivals such as the Bayreuth Festival or the Opera in the quarry in St. Margarethen, to accommodate the domestic and hopefully also the international opera audience a little.

During a press conference in the Embassy of the Republic of Poland, in the presence of the Ambassador of the Republic of Poland Dr. Jolanta Róza Kozlowska, they presented the plans of the first Weinviertel Festivalat two venues, namely in Poysdorf in the Weinviertel and in Mikulov, in the Czech part of the Weinviertel. The focus is on Wagner operas. They were able to get prominent reinforcements.

On August 2, 2020, the festival will begin with a grand opening gala in Amfiteatr Mikulov Opened in aid of the Corona singers emergency aid. The first premiere will take place on August 13, 2020 "Tristan and Isolde", in a production by Edmund Emge, under the baton of Matthias Fletzberger. As Tristan will Peter Svensson personally (alternating with Daniel Kirch) be visible. When Isolde could Martina Serafin to be won who are playing the game with Magdalena Anna Hofman will share.  Further performances: August 15, 17 and 19, 2020.

Tristan and Isolde

Tristan and Isolde - design by Prof. Siegwulf Turek

On August 14, 2020 will follow "The Flying Dutchman" already the second opera premiere. This is from Isao Takashima staged, again under the baton of Matthias Fletzberger, alternating with Levente Török. Big stars of the opera scene could also be won for this production, such as Tomasz Konnieczny as a Dutchman. The lot of Senta will turn out Anna Gabler and Csilla Boross divide.

The flying Dutchman

The Flying Dutchman - design by Prof. Siegwulf Turek

Young audiences can also discover Wagner's music for themselves. On the Gstettenbühne Poysdorf is there Sigi's adventure "Wagner's Ring of the Nibelungs"in 50 minutes for children from 3 years.

The Weinviertel Festival see themselves as a festival without borders, as a cooperation between Austria, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. By the way: The Weinviertel Festival should actually have taken place in 2018, but was canceled at the time. In 2020 the time has finally come.

© Critical Minds Magazine, July 1, 2020

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