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FORBIDDEN PRAYERS: a triptych of illicit love (Pitch Project)
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Last updated: 9/22/2017
FORBIDDEN PRAYERS: a triptych of illicit love (Pitch Project)
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  De Doelen Concert Hall
  Neil Wallace
  Programme Director
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  Dietrich Henschel, (baritone), Clara Pons (film and stage director).
  Music, Theater
  “What would you do if you had a chance to make a project with Hugo Wolf’s orchestral songs?” The question which the Doelen put to the internationally known baritone Dietrich Henschel.

“Forbidden Prayers” is his answer: a semi-staged concert hall music theatre for symphony orchestra, baritone and film, directed by Clara Pons. The piece is about Eduard Mörike…

Religious fantasies of the 19th century… erotic visions of a priest...ingenious poetry by a poet-philosopher, a German “Dichterfurst” (Poet-Prince)... About Hugo Wolf… Elegiac and beautiful music...a Wagnerian sound, texture and temperament… intense narratives through the sheer power of setting text to music… And above all an innovative project for innovative orchestras, halls or festivals requiring three film screens above the orchestra, a simple lighting plot and technical support.
  Approximately 70 Minutes (no intermission)
  Symphony Orchestra + Baritone
  Düsseldorf, Germany (Düsseldorfer Symphoniker l Tonhalle Düsseldorf)
  Variable, depending on co-production or guest performances and the number of concerts. Indication: co-producers: +/- $15.000 plus orchestra, conductor, travel and accommodation for five crew. Non-Co-producers: +/- $22.000 plus above costs. 2nd and subsequent are substantially cheaper.
  New York 2012 ISPA Congress
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