The new direction of the Luzerner Theater is young, creative and very modern.
The first two operas of the seasons are good proof of that :
Prometeo from Luigi Nono, a very contemporary piece, with the public laying on mattresses on the floor, surrounded by this very special and impressive music. A total success, all the shows being old-out.
Rigoletto, in which I'm singing Maddalena. A classic piece which has become a very unique experience. Indeed, we are not playing it in an opera house, but in an old Viscose Factory. Of course the place has been cleaned up and customised a bit (after all, we are in Switzerland), but it is still a real challenge for the acoustic, the staging and the lights. We have been working more than a month together with Marco Storman, our young stage director, and the technical staff. Singing such a piece without a direct contact with the orchestra and conductor (we sing on the 2d and 3d floor, they are on the ground) is difficult, but somehow we make it work. And there are many surprises for the audience, which is taking part in many ways.
I am glad and lucky to be part of such innovative, creative and quality house. I think this is exactly what we need, to make the opera evolve, getting closer to the public which is in demand for some change !
Tonight is the Première !!!
Pictures by Ingo Hoehn