O tenor norte-americano Michael Hendrick volta a Manaus depois de ter feito “Sansão e Dalila”, em 2009, para interpretar agora um papel de Richard Wagner, dando vida à “Parsifal”, na ópera de mesmo nome
Dear Friends, Tonight in Rome, Italy I had the pleasure to sing Samson for the Final Dress Rehearsal, or "Generale", for Saint-Saëns' great opera "Samson et Dalila" at the Teatro dell'Opera, with maestro Charles Dutoit conducting. Do you think my hair is long enough? ~Michael
This opera, based on John Steinbeck's moving and poignant novel, is one of dark edges and deep emotions. The music conveys those feelings.... Suddenly, you're listening to what seems like clashing voices that somehow combine into glorious sounds that fit perfectly together and suit the emotions of the moment.
Both men speak in a manner that is very thoughtful, but not quite contemplative. In fact, it almost seems as if they’re venting. Hendrick breathes deeply and exhales slowly: “What’s amazing to me about this story is that we live in a day where our phones have become everything … and now articles are coming out about how people tend to be always in their own screens, not interacting with other people, and that creates a bit of a sense of loneliness. Here we are in the 21st century, but yet we have these little devices and we can we look up anything in the world we want to look up, but so often we are caught up in that insular world of our devices and we are sitting right next to people, and we don’t even get to know our own neighbors. To me, this story is really about wanting to connect with someone and to live your life with someone who will take care of you. It’s a universal human principle.”
Hendrick said the music is highly approachable. “I think people will feel drawn to it musically. I have never heard of anyone who is turned off to this piece. This is a true American opera and I think they will feel so naturally inclined to it because of the universality of some of these things, having a purpose in life, wanting to be with someone you can share your life with.”
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Conductor - Daniel Klajner, Jan-Hendrik Rootering - bass, Christiane Libor - mezzo soprano, Michael Hendrick - tenor. Starting at 20:00. Venue - La Filature, 20 Allée Nathan Katz. Tel: 03 89 36 28 28. Tickets available via the website.
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski
Wagner, Berg, Mahler. Mahler: Das Klagende Lied.
Marisol Montalvo (Soprano), Hedwig Fassbender (Mezzo-Soprano), Michael Hendrick (Tenor), Anthony Michaels-Moore (Baritone).
Label: London Philharmonic. DVD Video. 2007See More...