2022年9月25日 | 10:30 am
Switzerland, Art museum Olten
New Opera for the whole family
After the opera EIGER, the successful collaboration with the author Tim Krohn continues. Commissioned by the Theater Biel & Solothurn a Christmas story as a full-length opera for the whole family will have its premiere on the 1. December 2023.
«Highly exciting» - press comments on the premiere of the opera EIGER
«You can`t avoid seeing a new, fresh interpretation of the aging term Gesamtkunstwerk. Eiger is a thrilling evening for all the senses.» Peter König, Der Bund - “A Helvetian Masterpiece” Christian Berzins, Luzerner Zeitung - “The director brought the gripping material to the small stage in a great way. [...] The drama on the mountain gets under your skin. «Annelise Alder, Bieler Tagblatt -» Successful world premiere that captivates [...] from the first note. «Peter Wäch, Jungfrau Zeitung. - «The emotional response of the short opera echoes deeply. […] The performance brings the opera as a total work of art to the eye in a new way through a cleverly balanced interplay of all factors. That makes «Eiger» an independent contribution to the development of music theater.» Michel Schär, stimme-der.kritik.org
Premiere of the Opera «Eiger» at the Theater Biel-Solothurn TOBS
The opera “Eiger”, commissioned by the TOBS Theater Orchester Biel Solothurn, based on a libretto by Tim Krohn, celebrates its world-premiere on December 17, 2021 at the Stadttheater Biel, followed by further performances in Biel, Solothurn and other locations. Kaspar Zehnder will be the musical director and the staging is directed by Barbara-David Brüesch. In 2004 the orchestral work “Eiger” was commissioned by the Interlaken Music Festival, a symphonic sketch of the famous Swiss mountain - premiered by Andris Nelsons and the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra. Even then, the idea of an opera based on this music was in the room with the famous climbing drama on the Eiger from 1936 as the basis of the plot. The idea for this opera was then further developed together with the Swiss writer Tim Krohn (it is already the third collaboration).
Winner of the «Rimbaud» for film music 2021 at the Festival Les Rimbaud du Cinema in Paris
The music for the film «A Letter to A`ma» by Hui-Ling Chen won two prizes for the best film music at the international independent film festivals «Les Rimbauds du Cinema» and «SMR13» in France. It also won the Gold Award at the International Independent Festival “Woman Makes Waves” and, in addition to numerous other nominations, was also nominated as one of the five best documentaries at the Golden Horse Film Festival 2021 in Taiwan.
CD Release «Strings on the Move»
The Lithuanian fairy tale of Eglė, the Queen of Grass Snakes, is brought to life alongside the glittering Baltic Sea by Strings on the Move in Zurich as a concertino for the violoncello, four-hand piano and string orchestra, while eight classic Swiss folk songs are transported to the Lithuanian seaport. On the CD published by the Estonian label ERP in partnership with the «Klaipeda Concert Hall» are two works of Fabian Müller, the Concertino for cello, piano for four hands and string orchestra, as well as the «Swiss Suite» for violoncello and string orchestra; with Pi-Chin Chien, violoncello, the piano duo Vilma & Daniel Zbinden, and the Klaipėda Chamber Orchestra. On the CD are also two works by the great Lithuanian composer Eduardas Balsys. For excerpts of the music please click on the link below.
Recording of the «Concertino» for cello, piano for four hands and string orchestra
In January 2020, the recordings of two works on CD will take place in Lithuania, the Concertino for cello, piano for four hands and string orchestra, as well as the «Swiss Suite» for violoncello and string orchestra; with Pi-Chin Chien, violoncello, the piano duo Vilma & Daniel Zbinden, and the Klaipėda Chamber Orchestra. The CD is expected to be released in spring 2020.
New CD-Release – Four Works for String Orchestra with the Zurich Chamber Orchestra
In June 2019, the new album with works for string orchestra will be released played by the Zurich Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Willi Zimmermann. The CD features the four works «Pentaptychon - Five Alpine Pictures for String Orchestra», «Canto», the «La Folia Variations» and «Labyrinth". It is already the fifth collaboration with the award winning german label «ARS Produktion».