Stefan Lano


Morgenpost Dresden, 2009

Luscious and exciting Henze in Dresden

Semper Oper / Staatskapelle Dresden

Mr. Henze must have enjoyed what he saw and heard in yesterday evening‘s performance of his opera, L‘Upupa. This production, under the musical direction of Stefan Lano and stage direction of Nicolaus Lehnhoff, is certainly one of the strongest of the administration of General Manager Gerd Uecker – musically complex and yet remarkably transparent; with stage direction and ever-changing sets full of fairytale-like ideas and symbolisim. This was an evening of music theater with which even skeptics of contemporary music would be enchanted, as it proves that modern sounds must not be rendered as harsh and rigid, but rather, as here in Dresden, luscious and exciting.

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