In spite of the enormous musical and technical difficulties demanded by their assemblies, the works of the German author are always present in one of the annual programs of our region. While in Buenos Aires the operatic public looks forward to the new production of Parsifal that in December will present the Teatro Colón, at the Municipal Theater of São Paulo this month Wagner will also demonstrate its validity. As the sixth and final title of its lyrical season, the Brazilian stage will present one of the Wagnerian masterpieces, Lohengrin, which will be offered in eight functions from Thursday 08 until Tuesday 20. The teacher John Neschling will lead the Municipal Symphony Orchestra of São Paulo and the Municipal Lyric Choir of São Paulo in the performances of October 8, 11, 15 and 17, while those of 10, 13 and 18 will be in charge of Eduardo Strausser.
With the Henning Brockhaus regime, the staging will feature the scenery of the Greek artist Yannis Kounellis, Patricia Toffolutti’s costumes and the lighting of Guido Levi. In the four main characters singers Tomislav Muzek and Viktor Antipenko will alternate in the title role, Marion Ammann and Nathalie Bergeron as Elsa, Tómas Tómasson and Johmi Steinberg as Friedrich von Telramund and Marianne Cornetti and Johanna Rusanen-Kartano as Ortruda, while the king Heinrich will be played by Luiz-Ottavio Faria, and Carlos Eduardo Marcos will sing the role of the herald. For more details on functions, dates and casts, visit the website http://theatromunicipal.org.br