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Nikolas Lehnhoff – Documentary Film Tribute

January 18, 2014 - 9:00 am

Director Nikolas Lehnhoff is an Honorary Member of the Wagner Society of Northern California. Over the course of many years, award-winning documentarian Reiner E. Moritz has created documentaries about Lehnhoff’s productions of Wagner operas.

The Wagner Society will screen two of these fascinating film examinations of the creative process and Lehnhoff’s insights into his productions.

Film #1 “Tannhäuser, The Revolutionary” goes behind the scenes to chronicle Lehnhoff’s Baden Baden production of Tannhäuser. As described by Frankfurter Allegmeine Zeitung, “Lehnhoff’s calm, linear theatrical production underpins the music.”

The documentary includes interviews with Lehnhoff, conductor Philippe Jordan and cast members Robert Gambill, Camilla Nylund, Waltraud Meier and Tom Fox.

This screening is licensed by Arte Haus Musik

Film #2 “Never Shalt Thou Ask of Me” examines the breathtaking 2006 Baden Baden Lohengrin. This documentary takes a look behind the scenes of a production described as “Powerfully acted, almost like a Strindberg play”. There are interviews with Lehnhoff, set designer Stefan Braunfels, costume designer Bettina Walter, conductor Kent Nagano and cast members Solveig Kringleborn, Tom Fox and Roman Trekel.

Screening is presented with permission of the film maker Reiner E. Moritz

You can learn more about Reiner E. Moritz and his award winning documentaries at his website:



January 18, 2014
9:00 am

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