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22 Mar 2005

Peter Grimes in Salzburg

Salzburg zur Osterzeit steht heuer ganz im Zeichen Benjamin Brittens. Nun ist “Peter Grimes”, die Festspiel oper Anno 2005, auch schon 60 Jahre alt, aber von einer Verankerung im internationalen Repertoire kann, wenn überhaupt, erst in allerjüngster Zeit die Rede sein. Jetzt, da das Stück von der Tragödie des Individuums in der Zeit der Vermassung aktueller denn je scheint, setzen es die meisten großen Häuser auf den Spielplan. Zeit also, bei einem Festival ein mustergültige Produktion zu präsentieren, scheint das Kalkül Simon Rattles gewesen zu sein, der damit den Festspielgedanken so unzeitgemäß wie richtig interpretiert. Zumindest in der Theorie. Man muss vielleicht ein bisschen weiter ausholen, um zu definieren, warum eine Inszenierung, wie sie Trevor Nunn im großen Festspielhaus vorgestellt hat, in diesem Fall ein wenig zu kurz greift.


Benjamin Britten

Die alten bösen Bilder

VON WILHELM SINKOVICZ [Die Presse, 21 Mar 05]

Brittens "Peter Grimes" wie aus der Gemäldegalerie.

Salzburg zur Osterzeit steht heuer ganz im Zeichen Benjamin Brittens. Nun ist "Peter Grimes", die Festspiel oper Anno 2005, auch schon 60 Jahre alt, aber von einer Verankerung im internationalen Repertoire kann, wenn überhaupt, erst in allerjüngster Zeit die Rede sein. Jetzt, da das Stück von der Tragödie des Individuums in der Zeit der Vermassung aktueller denn je scheint, setzen es die meisten grossen Häuser auf den Spielplan. Zeit also, bei einem Festival ein mustergültige Produktion zu präsentieren, scheint das Kalkül Simon Rattles gewesen zu sein, der damit den Festspielgedanken so unzeitgemäss wie richtig interpretiert. Zumindest in der Theorie. Man muss vielleicht ein bisschen weiter ausholen, um zu definieren, warum eine Inszenierung, wie sie Trevor Nunn im grossen Festspielhaus vorgestellt hat, in diesem Fall ein wenig zu kurz greift.

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Peter Grimes

Erica Jeal [The Guardian, 22 Mar 05]

The swish of expensive fabric, the chatter of the great and good, the click of paparazzi cameras - the Salzburg Easter festival is here again, and the foyer of the Grosses Festspielhaus is a stage in itself. Glyndebourne may appear posh, but at least there you don't end up apologising for treading on somebody's train.

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Salzbourg, l'heure anglaise

Salzbourg : de notre envoyé spécial Christian Merlin [Le Figaro, 22 mar 05]

Simon Rattle met les rives de la Salzach à l'heure anglaise, en faisant de Benjamin Britten le noyau de la programmation du Festival de Pâques de Salzbourg 2005.

Si étonnant que cela puisse paraître, Peter Grimes, pourtant solidement ancré au répertoire international depuis sa création en 1945, n'avait jamais été joué à Salzbourg.

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