Omer Meir Wellber: UK debut at Glyndebourne & DVD release “Aida” from Arena di Verona (April 2014)
UK debut at Glyndebourne Festival
Israeli conductor Omer Meir Wellber makes his UK debut at the Glyndebourne Festival on 18 May 2014 with the musical direction of Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin” at the rostrum of the London Philharmonic Orchestra. The opera is a revival of Graham Vick’s production from 1994.
Omer Meir Wellber comments: “I am very excited making my debut at the Glyndebourne festival and I am especially happy to conduct ‘Eugene Onegin’ – an opera that is very dear to me. The message of this opera is very modern. Everything that happens unfolds in front of other people, so that none of the characters ever has a moment of intimacy. People are not quite free to say what they really mean as the judgement of society is determinant. When you start to read the opera in those terms, you begin to see its musical characteristics in a different light. I love Graham Vick’s production – one of the first opera DVDs that I saw – and I look forward to becoming part of it and working closely with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the singers and everyone else involved.”
Performance dates of “Eugene Onegin” at Glyndebourne
18, 22, 25, 28, 31 May
3, 6, 13, 17, 20, 24, 29 June
5, 8, 11 July
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DVD release of “Aida” | Arena di Verona | La Fura dels Baus
Beginning of May 2014, Bel Air will release a DVD with Verdi’s “Aida” from the Arena di Verona under the musical direction of Omer Meir Wellber and staged by La Fura dels Baus. The recording of the jubilee performance from June 2013 – celebrating the first century of the Arena di Verona Opera Festival and Verdi’s 200th birthday – was a huge success; the broadcast by German public TV ZDF alone reached 1,4 million viewers. Please click here for a trailer of the performance.