New video: Where did the Flying Dutchman find peace? In Cuba….

There’s a Deutsche Welle report on Wagner in Castro’s paradise last month…. you can watch it here. Some lovely scenes of director Andreas Baesler teaching the Caribbean cast and chorus to pronounce Wagnerian German.

Eduardo Diaz conducted. Johana Simon and Yuri Hernandez sang the main roles. It was the first time Wagner has been staged in Cuba.

The production is now heading for Germany.

 

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  • Andreas Baesler is a good director (his Hänsel und Gretel is currently on the boards in Toulouse). The whole DW programme was interesting for that matter.

    Here’s hoping there’ll be more Wagner in Cuba; they’re certainly not short of talent.

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