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Semper Matinee / Semper Soiree

»Forbidden Music«–Songs by composers persecuted by the Nazi regime

»Verbotene Musik«

»Adventslieder«

»Concert of the Semperoper Children’s Choir«

»On bright days...«–A summertime programme of music

 
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  • Starting Time: 11 am

  • Venue:  Semperoper Dresden
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    • Starting Time: 11 am

    • Venue:  Semperoper Dresden
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    • Starting Time: 11 am

    • Venue:  Semperoper Dresden
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    • Starting Time: 11 am

    • Venue:  Semperoper Dresden
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    • Starting Time: 11 am

    • Venue:  Semperoper Dresden
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      • Starting Time: 8 pm

      • Venue:  Semperoper Dresden

        The focus of our Semper matinées and soirées is the art of song. Thematically linked (at least in part) with the opera repertoire, these smaller formats offer interesting excursions into familiar and less well-known musical worlds. But they also give audiences the chance to get to know an entirely different side to the members of the Semperoper ensemble. As a nod to Gioachino Rossini’s »Guillaume Tell/William Tell«, the matinée and soirée series for the 2020/21 season begins with the »Péchés de vieillesse/Sins of Old Age«, a wonderful collection of works that Rossini composed for private use after his retirement from the world of opera. The new production of Udo Zimmermann’s chamber opera »Weiße Rose« in Semper Zwei is reason enough to dedicate a song matinée to composers persecuted by the Nazi regime, under the title »Forbidden Music«. A summertime music programme will bring the season to a fitting conclusion.

        Lieder von verfemten Komponist*innen aus der NS-Zeit: Die Liste der durch die Nationalsozialisten verbotenen Musik ist lang. Texte und Kompositionen von Künstler*innen verschiedener Herkunft, Glaubenszugehörigkeit oder politischer Gesinnung, aber auch alles Neutönerische und ganze Musik-Genres, wie der Jazz und Musik, die als zu unterhaltungslastig diffamiert wurden, waren von heute auf morgen verboten. Ein Regime bestimmte über Kunst und Schund, selektierte nach privaten Interessen, denunzierte, vernichtete. Die als »entartet« kategorisierten Künstler*innen wurden mit jahrelangem Berufsverbot belegt – eine Vielzahl von Werken ging verloren, viele wurden vergessen. Dazu gehören neben einer Vielzahl an Liedern und Instrumentalwerken auch die Opern der Zeit, richtige »Zeitstücke«, die den Zustand einer Gesellschaft und deren Lebensgefühl in Musik und Wort einfingen. Im Zuge der Premiere von Udo Zimmermanns »Weiße Rose« im Dezember setzt die Matinee »Verbotene Musik« ein weiteres Zeichen gegen das Vergessen und das Ensemble der Semperoper präsentiert Lieder, Klavierstücke, Zeitstücke, aber auch Kabarettistisches und Unterhaltsames u.a. von Ernst Krenek, Paul Hindemith, Bohuslav Martinů, Erwin Schulhoff und Karel Hašler.

        The focus of our Semper matinées and soirées is the art of song. Thematically linked (at least in part) with the opera repertoire, these smaller formats offer interesting excursions into familiar and less well-known musical worlds. But they also give audiences the chance to get to know an entirely different side to the members of the Semperoper ensemble. As a nod to Gioachino Rossini’s »Guillaume Tell/William Tell«, the matinée and soirée series for the 2020/21 season begins with the »Péchés de vieillesse/Sins of Old Age«, a wonderful collection of works that Rossini composed for private use after his retirement from the world of opera. The new production of Udo Zimmermann’s chamber opera »Weiße Rose« in Semper Zwei is reason enough to dedicate a song matinée to composers persecuted by the Nazi regime, under the title »Forbidden Music«. A summertime music programme will bring the season to a fitting conclusion.

        The focus of our Semper matinées and soirées is the art of song. Thematically linked (at least in part) with the opera repertoire, these smaller formats offer interesting excursions into familiar and less well-known musical worlds. But they also give audiences the chance to get to know an entirely different side to the members of the Semperoper ensemble. As a nod to Gioachino Rossini’s »Guillaume Tell/William Tell«, the matinée and soirée series for the 2020/21 season begins with the »Péchés de vieillesse/Sins of Old Age«, a wonderful collection of works that Rossini composed for private use after his retirement from the world of opera. The new production of Udo Zimmermann’s chamber opera »Weiße Rose« in Semper Zwei is reason enough to dedicate a song matinée to composers persecuted by the Nazi regime, under the title »Forbidden Music«. A summertime music programme will bring the season to a fitting conclusion.

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