The Scene and the Unseen: Opera in Pictures. Photographs by Monika Rittershaus (Paperback)

The Scene and the Unseen: Opera in Pictures. Photographs by Monika Rittershaus By Iris Maria Vom Hof Cover Image
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  • Discover Monika Rittershaus' profound and dramatic visual compositions
  • Photos from over 70 opera productions from all over the world
  • Scene photography uncovering gentle, touching, and peripheral moments

Photographer Monika Rittershaus is regarded as an inspiring interpreter of today's musical theater in all its diversity, opulence, and drama, but also in its human profundity, uniqueness, and veracity. As a highly sensitive observer, she looks out over the on-stage activity, uncovering gentle, touching, and peripheral moments. Barrie Kosky: "I have often observed Monika at work through the corner of my eye as I sit behind the production desk ... She seems to sense the inner world of a moment and to know at exactly the right moment when to click her camera." In her highly stringent visual compositions, Rittershaus depicts in a personalized and decisive way many influential directors and operas such as:

DAS RHEINGOLD, Richard Wagner, Los Angeles Opera (2009), director: Achim Freyer

COSI FAN TUTTE, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Salzburger Festspiele (2020), director: Christof Loy

TANNH USER, Richard Wagner, De Nationale Opera, Amsterdam (2019), director: Christof Loy

CARMEN, Georges Bizet, Oper Frankfurt (2016), director: Barrie Kosky

SALOME, Richard Strauss, Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow (2021), director: Claus Guth

ELEKTRA, Richard Strauss, Staatsoper Hamburg (2022), director: Dmitri Tcherniakov

IPHIG NIE EN TAURIDE, Christoph Willibald Gluck, Opernhaus Zurich (2020), director: Andreas Homoki

CENDRILLON, Jules Massenet, Op ra National de Paris Bastille (2022), director: Mariame Cl ment

Text in English and German.

Product Details
ISBN: 9783897906693
ISBN-10: 3897906694
Publisher: Arnoldsche Verlagsanstalt GmbH
Publication Date: September 26th, 2022
Pages: 224
Language: English