Sunday, 15 April 2012

Brava, Elena Nebera! (Sogndal 2012-04-15)

2012-04-15 Strauss/Wagner, Sogndal Kulturhus

Elena Nebera, soprano
Jørgen Halstein Moe, baritone

Michael Pavelich, conductor
Opera Nordfjord


Richard Wagner (1813-1883)

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg - Vorspiel


Tannhäuser - O, du mein holder Abendstern

Trond Halstein Moe

Tannhäuser - Dich, teure Halle

Elena Nebera

Der Fliegende Holländer - Wie aus der Ferne

Trond Halstein Moe, Elena Nebera

Götterdämmerung - Siegrieds Trauermarch


Die Walküre - Wotan Abschied

Trond Halstein Moe


Richard Strauss (1864-1949)

Rosenkavalier suite, op. 59


Vier letzte Lieder (Frühling, September, Beim Schlafengehen, Im Abendrot)

Elena Nebera

In stead of Norwegian Soprano Turid Karlsen we got Elena Nebera, a wonderful Russian Soprano.

Elena Nebera was just a wonderful revelation. Passionate and always involved with the words and the drama. Her voice rides easilly above the orchestra. She has a very dark timbre in her voice. Her voice seemed to be to big for our little sale especially in the Last 4 songs by Richard Strauss. Dich teure Halle from Tannhäuser was just amazing, wonderful. It was worth going just for that. And then the love duet from The Flying Dutchman, wonderful.

Trond Halstein Moe disappointed me in Wolframs aria from Tannhäuser. Then came Elena Nebera and saved it. But appart from the first aria Trond Halstein Moe was wonderful. He read the Norwegian translation of Wotans farewell from Die Walküre before he sang it so that we should understand the text and he did the same for Strauss' Vier letzte Lieder.

Michael Pavelich and the orchestra of Opera Nordfjord was just wonderful. No extra numbers because several members needed to travel to other places like Sweden. The work of a musician is hard.


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