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Encyclopedia > Harry Kupfer

German director known for his avant-garde productions of Wagner, which often got him into trouble under the former communist regime of East Germany. Richard Wagner Wilhelm Richard Wagner (May 22, 1813 in Leipzig – February 13, 1883 in Venice) was an influential German composer, conductor, music theorist, and essayist, primarily known for his groundbreaking symphonic-operas (or music dramas). His compositions are notable for their continuous contrapuntal texture, rich harmonies and orchestration, and elaborate... Communism - Wikipedia /**/ @import /w/skins-1. ... The German Democratic Republic (GDR) (German: Deutsche Demokratische Republik), also commonly known as East Germany, was a communist state that existed from 1949 to 1990 in the former Soviet occupation zone of Germany. ...

For 21 years he was director of Berlin's Komische Opera. Since the 1970s, he has also been an important director at the Bayreuth Festival // Basic Information Berlin â–¶(?), IPA: , is the capital of Germany and its largest city; the city is now home to 3. ... The annual Bayreuth Festival in Bayreuth, Germany attracts visitors from all over the world who come to see Richard Wagners works performed in the Festspielhaus. ...

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classical music - andante - the age of the director (vi): the rise and fall of harry kupfer (2369 words)
Kupfer used to call himself a student of Felsenstein, though he never worked with him directly (unlike Götz Friedrich who was Felsenstein's dramaturge and assistant for many years).
Kupfer almost always stayed close to the actual story, aside from a few notable exceptions such as his notorious 1986 take on Lehár's Die lustige Witwe, set in a Third Reich film studio where singers shot a movie version of the original operetta and discussed women in a public rest room.
Harry Kupfer will continue to direct opera and he will continue to be cheered as a great director — at least by those who are easily impressed with big names.
The Red Green Ring (2211 words)
The Ring of the Nibelungs directed by Harry Kupfer, conducted by Daniel Barenboim at the Staatsoper unter den Linden.
Harry Kupfer's Berlin Ring is, in its entirety, three years old.
Kupfer points out that in his conception, Wotan is not just about power and he does not make openly political points.
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