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Henze - Der Prinz von Homburg (DVD)

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Label: Naxos - DVD

Cat No: 2110668

Format: DVD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 11th September 2020

Contents

Artists

Robin Adams (baritone)
Vera-Lotte Bocker (soprano)
Stefan Margita (tenor)
Helene Schneiderman (mezzo-soprano)
Moritz Kallenberg (tenor)
Michael Ebbecke (baritone)
Friedemann Rohlig (bass)
Johannes Kammler (baritone)
Orchestra of the Staatsoper Stuttgart

Conductor

Cornelius Meister

Works

Henze, Hans Werner

Der Prinz von Homburg

Artists

Robin Adams (baritone)
Vera-Lotte Bocker (soprano)
Stefan Margita (tenor)
Helene Schneiderman (mezzo-soprano)
Moritz Kallenberg (tenor)
Michael Ebbecke (baritone)
Friedemann Rohlig (bass)
Johannes Kammler (baritone)
Orchestra of the Staatsoper Stuttgart

Conductor

Cornelius Meister

About

Der Prinz von Homburg resonates powerfully with Hans Werner Henze’s pacifist perspective. The opera is based on a play by Heinrich von Kleist that opposes authority, celebrating a dreamer rather than a classical hero, and individualist freedom rather than militarist nationalism. Ingeborg Bachmann’s libretto heightens this message, and Henze’s chamber-music setting is at once powerful and unpredictable. This visually stunning production stretches from intimate transparency to dramatic heights, in a critically acclaimed staging by the award-winning director Stephan Kimmig.

Henze’s opera Der Prinz von Homburg (‘The Prince of Homburg’) premiered in 1960. The action pits the crushing 17th-century discipline of Prussian military society against the aspirational dreams of the Prince; Henze’s score responds with his hallmark blend of serial and tonal styles.

Cast:
- Friedrich Wilhelm, Elector of Brandenburg: Štefan Margita (tenor)
- The Electress, his wife: Helene Schneiderman (mezzo-soprano)
- Princess Natalie of Orange, her niece: Vera-Lotte Bocker (soprano)
- Friedrich Arthur, Prince of Homburg: Robin Adams (baritone)
- Count Hohenzollern, attached to the Elector: Moritz Kallenberg (tenor)
- Field Marshal Dörling: Michael Ebbecke (baritone)
- Colonel Obrist Kottwitz, in the Prince’s regiment: Friedemann Röhlig (bass)
- Sergeant: Johannes Kammler (baritone)

Stage director: Stephan Kimmig
Set designer: Katja Haß
Costume designer: Rebecca Riedel
Lighting designer: Richard Traub
Dramaturge: Miron Hakenbeck

Video director: Andy Sommer
Filmed on 20 and 22 March 2019 at the Staatsoper Stuttgart, Germany

Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: PCM stereo
Language: German
Subtitles: German, English, Japanese, Korean
Region code: 0 (Worldwide)
No. of discs: 1 (DVD 9)
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