Munich Opera live at home „The Birds“ operlive.de
fancy another virtual excursion to Munich as we can’t travel?
Munich opera again offers streamings (online donation welcome)
November 8th they’ll stream the new production of "The Birds”, a lyrical and fantastical play (of Protected content two parts.
Composer Walter Braunfels as well Libretto based on Aristophanes. In German with German/English surtitles.
It has literally come to be – the “cloud-cuckoo-land” of Aristophanes’s ancient comedy, The Birds. With unprecedented hubris the birds believe they are the Gods’ equal and can build their own powerful state, which will practically starve the Gods. How mistaken they are – at once foolhardy and ridiculously risible, with a tragic end for the rebels. World premiere of his adaptation of the ancient material in Munich in Protected content a huge breakthrough for composer Walter Braunfels and an enormous success, with 50 performances in the same period.
His version is idiosyncratic and stand-alone – Braunfels adds a deeply romantic aspect to the piece, while remaining true to the comedy. He not only understands the new polity of the birds in political terms; he also does so artistically and lyrically. The new state’s failure is attributed to both a lust for power and a misplaced idealisation. The ancient myth is reflected in the sorrowful experiences of a world of yesterday.
Sounds like a very interesting performance.
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