Genesis

A fascinating visual and informative documentation of how a new opera production evolves, taking Gaetano Donizetti‘s Don Pasquale at the Wiener Staatsoper as a case in point.

A special edition of this book is offered as a souvenir to the gentlemen visitors of the Vienna Opera Ball 2016.

Dominique Meyer
Lois Lammerhuber

24 × 32 cm
320 pages
197 photos
English, German, French
Hardcover
ISBN 978-3-903101-05-0
February 2016

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Authors

  • Dominique Meyer

    Dominique Meyer became Director of the Vienna State Opera on 1 September 2010. He had worked in the cabinet of [...] more

  • Lois Lammerhuber

    Lois Lammerhuber is a photographer and publisher. His close collaboration with GEO Magazine started in 1984, continues to this day, [...] more

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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.

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Der Standard / Album

30.01.2016: „It's magic!“ - Gregor Auenhammer,

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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.

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Weight3 kg / 6.61 lbs
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