Letzte Vorstellungen: La Fanciulla
Nicholas Milton wird am 19. und 26.06.2011 die letzten Vorstellungen der umjubelten Neuproduktion von La Fanciulla del West am Landestheater Innsbruck dirigieren (Regie: Thaddeus Strassberger). Beginn: 19.30 Uhr.
Almost 40 years since its last performance of the work, the
State Theatre of Innsbruck presents a stunning new production of Puccini’s La
Fanciulla del West“. The enormously successful premiere received unanimous and
rapturous acclaim - a gigantic success accompanied by extended minutes of
cheering. Nicholas Milton, presenting an exquisite „visiting card“ with this
extraordinary debut for the company, inspired the Tiroler Symphony Orchestra
Innsbruck to a performance of the highest level. Milton perfectly understands
Puccini’s richly colourful score with its wondrous echoes to the tonal
languages of his contemporaries Debussy and R. Strauss - all of this revealed
in the performance through an exquisite and energizing sound imagination. Most
impressively - the monumental second act, with its sensual „Tristan“ colours
makes a powerful impression in the powerfully sculpted love duet, and the
spine-tingling poker scene was yet another magnificent orchestral highlight.
And although the orchestra was of a massive size and power, it never once
sounded too loud or noisy - a true testament to the sensitivity and abilities
of the Tiroler Symphony Orchestra and undeniable proof of what can be achieved
when the right man is standing on the podium.
Dietmar Plattner, DER NEUE MERKER: Kritiken der Wiener Staatsoper, April 2011