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Humperdinck’s Dornröschen – Webinar
April 17, 2021 - 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Vimeo Link for this event: https://vimeo.com/548030078
In 1902 Dornröschen was Humperdinck’s 3rd opera. Following his very successful Hänsel und Gretel, Dornröschen (Sleeping Beauty) is another opera based on a popular fairy tale. While it never gained the reknown of Hänsel, Humperdinck created a charming and graceful score for this work which is more similar to an operetta with its spoken dialog.
Author, director and master teacher Jasmin Solfaghari was recently engaged to direct this rarely performed work in Neustrelitz Germany. In her talk, Solfaghari will provide insight into this rarely performed opera and its unique orchestral writing. Solfaghari will illustrate her talk with numerous photos from the Neustrelitz production.
Jasmin Solfaghari wrote Opernführer für Einsteiger(German-Alemannic; German-Saxonian (both 2017); German-Franconian (2019), Opera Guide for Beginners (Translated by Dr. Ursula and Alan Cemore) and Crashkurs Oper (both 2020). The English translation of this book was supported by a William O. Cord Grant from the Wagner Society of Northern Calfornia.
In 2018 Solfaghari stepped in as director for The Ring of the Nibelung for the Odense Symfonieorkester and a cast e.g. Catherine Foster, Torsten Kerl, Lioba Braun, Gerhard Siegel, Jennifer Wilson, James Johnson.
Jasmin Solfaghari was born in Freiburg/Germany in 1963 as daughter of German-Persian parents. After having spent the first six years of her childhood in Teheran/Iran she got her school and musical education in Freiburg. In 1989 she graduated in stage directing at Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg in the class of Götz Friedrich (diploma). Solfaghari continued to work as assistant to Friedrich and directed the final revival of Friedrich’s famed Berlin Ring.
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