Omer Meir Wellber, the Teatro Massimo and Palermo in the FAZ (February 2021)

“Unlike many theaters and opera houses in Europe, however, the “Massimo” cannot be kept quiet. “Il crepuscolo dei sogni” – “Traumdämmerung” is what German opera director Johannes Erath and Massimo’s music director Omer Meir Wellber called their concert, which they simply added to their program. In an interview, Erath calls it a symphonic condensation of states in order to give the music a voice that was taken from it by Corona. The longing for music, for consolation is enormous, the premiere the next day will be followed by 30,000 people in the live stream, never before has the Massimo reached so many people.”

Omer Meir Wellber and his work in Palermo with the Teatro Massimo are having an impact throughout the city. Thilo Komma-Pöllath spoke with the conductor and experienced the city. The entire article can now be read here in the Frankfurter Allgemeine.


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