Dresnder Nachrichten, 2009
Precision and Touching Lyricism at the Semper Oper
Semper Oper Dresden / Staatskapelle Dresden
Lehnhoff does not re-interpret the fairytale-like subject into something which it is not. Rather, he trusts, in the most positive manner, the magic of the content. Stefan Lano, leading the Staatskapelle Dresden does the same in such a way that the orchestra seemingly levitates out of the orchestra pit. With abundant confidence, affection and with outstanding precision and touching lyricism, the Semper Oper has presented a most satisfying rendition of this late Henze opera.