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GENESIS

Dominique Meyer
Lois Lammerhuber
24 x 32 cm, 320 pages, 197 photos
English, German, French 
Hardcover
ISBN 978-3-903101-05-0
February 2016

GENESIS

Planning for any new opera production starts quite early – three to four years ahead, sometimes even longer. In comparison, the one year seems almost short that Lois Lammerhuber spent at the Vienna State Opera to observe and photograph the staging of Gaetano Donizetti‘s Don Pasquale – from the start to the opening night on 26 April 2015.

What do you need to look out for? What are the criteria for deciding on a particular opera? What does it take to put it on?  In GENESIS,  Dominique Meyer, Director of the Vienna State Opera, answers freely. He allows deep and intense insights into the sequence of processes that make up a new opera production, how he manages them, how modern opera management works and how the exact cooperation of many creative and passionate heads lets the magic of an opening night emerge.

After Metamorphoses, Creation, Celebration, Close-up, Passion, Emotion, Glamour, On Stage and Harmony, Genesis  is the 10th volume in an encyclopaedic series about the Vienna State Opera, designed to grow by one volume per year until 2019, when the opera house celebrates its 150th anniversary. 

Authors

Dominique Meyer

became Director of the Vienna State Opera on 1 September 2010. He had worked in the cabinet of Minister of Cultural Affairs, Jack Lang, before being appointed, in 1989, as Director General of the Paris Opera, which includes Palais Garnier and Opéra Bastille. From 1994 to 1999 he was Director General of Opera Lausanne, from September 1999 until the end of the 2009/2010 season he worked as general manager and Artistic Director of the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris.

Lois Lammerhuber

is a photographer and publisher. His close collaboration with GEO Magazine started in 1984, continues to this day, and has greatly influenced his approach to photography. His pictures have been published in hundreds of books and magazines and earned him international awards, including three times the Graphis Photo Awards for the world’s best photo report of the year. He joined the Art Directors Club New York in 1994. In 1996 he set up Edition Lammerhuber publishing house. In 2014 he received the Republic of Austria’s Cross of Honour, First Class, for Science and Art.