Harmony

This book portrays the unique ensemble of the Wiener Staatsoper –
renowned for presenting the world’s best singers every evening –
in a very personal way.

A special edition of this book was offered as a souvenir to the gentlemen visitors of the Vienna Opera Ball 2015.

Dominique Meyer, Herwig Pecoraro
Lois Lammerhuber

24 × 32 cm
220 pages
91 images
German, English, French
Hardcover
ISBN 978-3-901753-85-5
February 2015

39.90
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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

  • Herwig Pecoraro

    Herwig Pecoraro was born in Bludenz, studied in Feldkirch, Mantua and Modena and attended master classes with Elisabeth Schwarzkopf. He [...] 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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In Greek mythology, Harmonia (ancient Greek: α῾ρμονία) is the goddess of harmony and concord. Harmonics is a term used in music theory, describing the harmony of sounds. Harmony is a book about the members of the ensemble of the Wiener Staatsoper in the season 2014/2015.

The opera – often written off – looks back on a history of more than 400 years. Whatever changes may have been necessary, the opera’s essential tools are the voice and the singing. The Wiener Staatsoper is renowned for presenting the world’s best singers every evening. Harmony portrays these vocalists, all 54 members of the Wiener Staatsoper ensemble in the season 2014/2015.The book gives us an idea of how opera really works, describes past and present ensembles and the everyday life of an opera singer. Kammersänger Herwig Pecoraro, tenor and president of the Solistenverband, and photographer Lois Lammerhuber invited the singers to ‘portray themselves’ without costume or make-up. The artists were to be photographed following their own ideas and wishes, dressed in their own clothes, and set in their favourite spot in the opera house. The result is a collection of very personal photographs.

After Metamorphoses, Creation, Celebration, Close-up, Passion, Emotion, Glamour and On Stage, Harmony is the 9th volume in an encyclopaedic series about the Wiener Staatsoper, conceived to grow by one volume per year until 2019, when the opera house celebrates its 150th anniversary.

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In Greek mythology, Harmonia (ancient Greek: α῾ρμονία) is the goddess of harmony and concord. Harmonics is a term used in music theory, describing the harmony of sounds. Harmony is a book about the members of the ensemble of the Wiener Staatsoper in the season 2014/2015.

The opera – often written off – looks back on a history of more than 400 years. Whatever changes may have been necessary, the opera’s essential tools are the voice and the singing. The Wiener Staatsoper is renowned for presenting the world’s best singers every evening. Harmony portrays these vocalists, all 54 members of the Wiener Staatsoper ensemble in the season 2014/2015.The book gives us an idea of how opera really works, describes past and present ensembles and the everyday life of an opera singer. Kammersänger Herwig Pecoraro, tenor and president of the Solistenverband, and photographer Lois Lammerhuber invited the singers to ‘portray themselves’ without costume or make-up. The artists were to be photographed following their own ideas and wishes, dressed in their own clothes, and set in their favourite spot in the opera house. The result is a collection of very personal photographs.

After Metamorphoses, Creation, Celebration, Close-up, Passion, Emotion, Glamour and On Stage, Harmony is the 9th volume in an encyclopaedic series about the Wiener Staatsoper, conceived to grow by one volume per year until 2019, when the opera house celebrates its 150th anniversary.

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Weight2.5 kg / 5.51 lbs
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