Casta Diva An evening with Edita Gruberova and Mario Adorf

Edita Gruberova, Mario Adorf
Musical director:
Ralf Weikert
Dortmunder Philharmoniker
8. September
7:30 pm
approx. 2 hours, an interval
Category A
60 €
Category B
50 €
Category C
40 €
Category D
20 €

In the already four hundred year old history of the opera one can observe a continuance that could not be foreseen at the foundatio
of the genre, at the end of the 16th century. When in the year 1580 a gathering of renowned scholars, poets and musicians took place in Florence in order to revive the Greek drama, they also placed male singers into female roles. It was not untill much later that women were allowed to enter the opera stage and would become “her”: the diva, the primadonna assoluta. This day and age there are only few singers that are acknowledged with the attribute “goddess” by their enthusiastic admirers. Soprano Edita Gruberova is certainly one of the most important artists in the history of opera. Whoever had the chance of experiencing her live on stage has seen the implicitness of her impeccable technique, a perfection which, however, is never without spirit – in the music theatre, Gruberova has to be counted among one of the great people impersonators. In the truest sense of the word her presentations are“ celestially” beautiful as her artistic singing never freezes into cold virtuosity – Edita Gruberova’s voice touches us with its naturalness, its passion, its poesy and its warmth.
Grand actor Mario Adorf will recite texts by great authors and opera enthusiasts who have been engaged in the wonderful, stirring and - it is to be hoped - neverending dreams and mysteries about divas, primadonnas and divine voices from the long history of opera.

A RuhrTriennale production.
With kind support from the RAG Aktiengesellschaft –
the RuhrTriennale's main sponsor.