Exultation/jubilation for La Donna del Lago on 24 May in Wiesbaden
With great enthusiasm the performance of La Donna del Lago, arranged by Parnassus Arts Productions, was received in Wiesbaden's Staatstheater, which has been sold out weeks prior.
On 24 May, 2019, Max Emanuel Cencic's highly acclaimed, opulent and romantic staging of Rossini's opera La Donna del Lago as part of this year's Maifestspiele at Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden was shown.
M. E. Cencic not only directed the production, but also sang the role of Malcolm - which was performed for the first time on a German stage by a man.
George Petrou conducted the orchestra.
The role of Umberto / Giacomo was sung by one of the best tenors of our time, Daniel Behle. Nian Wang (replacing Lena Belkina) interpreted Elena, Antonio Gares Rodrigo, Neven Palecek Douglas, Sonja Runje Albina, and Ivo Gamulin and Niksa Radovanovic Serano and Bertram.
The cast in full:
musical director: George Petrou
stage director: Max Emanuel Cencic
stage design and costumes: Bruno de Lavenère
light: David Debrinay
light assistant: Nicolas Galland
video: Étienne Guiol
video assistant: Anouar Brissel
musical assistant: Darijan Ivezić
theatrical director: Constantina Psoma
choir master: Luka Vuksic
Elena: Nian Wang
Malcolm: Max Emanuel Cencic
Giacomo V (Uberto): Daniel Behle
Rodrigo: Antonio Gares
Duglas d'Angus: Neven Paleček
Albina: Sonja Runje
Serano: Ivo Gamulin
Bertram: Nikša Radovanović
extras: Antonija Blaće, Katarina Čalović, Silvija Musić, Božica Tunjić, Mladen Hren
orchestra and choir of the Croatian Nationaltheatre Zagreb, concertmasters: Vlatka Peljhan, Mojca Ramušćak
See La Donna del Lago in full length here. (password required, please request it here.)
La Donna del Lago is a coproduction of Opera de Lausanne (where the premiere took place one year ago) and the National Theatre Zagreb (where 6 performances were shown in April).
Length of the opera: approx. 3 hours, with one pause
Im March 2020, Parnassus will go on tour with La Donna del Lago in concert version. The premiere will be on 22 March 2020, at Theater an der Wien, performed by a Baroque orchestra. The National Theatre Zagreb has scheduled four performances of La Donna del Lago on 8, 16, 18, and 20 May 2020.