Fine Budapest cast tears into lacerating Lear

Reimann: Lear

Hungarian State Opera, 30th January 2016

Resurrecting old opera productions is risky. No matter how nonspecific the concept and design, every production is marked by the taste and physical minutiae of its era. In a tribute to notable opera director Jean-Pierre Ponnelle (1932-1988), Ferenc Anger has revived his production for the 1978 world première of Aribert Reimann’s Lear. The result, painstakingly recreated from a video recording, verifies that the original production has largely stood the test of time.


Lear at the Hungarian State Opera © Péter Rákossy

Full review on Bachtrack.


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