Carl Orff Prize 2013

08 September 2013

Carl Orff Prize for Heiner Goebbels, Lemi Ponifasio and Peter Rundel. Carl Orff Foundation honors team of Prometheus production from last year’s Ruhrtriennale. The special prize 2013 goes to two performers.

The Carl Orff Foundation from Dießen am Ammersee presents this year's Carl Orff Prize award ceremony in Dampfgebläsehaus, Jahrhunderthalle Bochum. The prize 2013 goes to Heiner Goebbels, Lemi Ponifasio and Peter Rundel for their Prometheus production from Ruhrtriennale 2012. Wilfried Hiller, Director of the Foundation, gives the honorific speech and hands over the prize.

The Carl Orff Foundation honors director Lemi Ponifasio, conductor Peter Rundel and artistic director Heiner Goebbels as representatives for the whole production team.

The special prize 2013 (2.500 Euro each) goes to two outstanding performers of the staging: Wolfgang Newerla (Prometheus) and Brigitte Pinter (Io).

Carl Orff's Prometheus was first staged in 1968. It is said to be one of the most extraordinary works of the 20th century. It is produced in anchient Greek and makes highest demands on the artists, singers, musicians and dancers.

The Carl Orff Prize is awarded biennially and is worth 15.000 Euros. Since 2008 it honors personalities who deal with the composer's artistic work in an outstanding way. The prize demonstrates that Carl Orff was not only the creator of the Carmina Burana, but one of the most important music dramatists of the 20th century.

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Ruhrtriennale is sponsored by the Ministry for Family, Children, Youth, Culture, and Sport of North Rhine Westphalia as well as the European Union: European Fund for Regional Development.
Associates and public sector funders: Land Nordrhein-Westfalen and Regionalverband Ruhr.


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