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Lioba Braun enchants as Klytämnestra at the Opéra de Lyon

March-April, 2017

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Elektra by Richard Strauss, Conductor: Hartmut Haenchen, Production: Ruth Berghaus.
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Lioba Braun celebrated great success as Ortrud in Wagner's Lohengrin at the Royal Oper House Muscat – Oman - 10.2016


„…If you like your evil pure and unadulterated, then Lioba Braun as Ortrud, Telramund’s wife, as excellent as red-headed Lady Macbeth-like anti-heroine. Her voice was the embodiment of a pagan witch – voluminous and dark…”

Oman Daily Observer - 22.10.2016

“…It was much more than a memorable performance. It was also an important landmark in the history and evolution of the Royal Opera House Muscat… the romantic drama was outstanding in terms of performance, pace and presentation… provided quality music that was dedicated to the highest of standards.”

Oman Daily Observer, Maurice Gent - 21.10.2016

Rheingau Musik Festival 2015 - Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Elias

The full concert with RIAS Kammerchor under Hans-Christoph Rademann on ARTE


Lioba Braun continues her triumphal procession as Isolde

Great success at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino under Zubin Mehta

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Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner, conducted by Zubin Mehta and directed by Stefano Poda.
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RAI TV - Prima della Prima on May 5th, 2014

 

Behind the scenes of the 77th Festival del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino - Lioba Braun talks about Tristan und Isolde

 

Zubin Mehta about Lioba Braun during an interview with Repubblica Firenze:

Maestro, the last time you conducted Tristan und Isolde in Florence in 1999, one could notice your preference for the gentle, more intimate sounds.

„Because this is great chamber music that embosoms the word in all its innuendos. Lioba Braun, who will be singing Isolde, is perfect for the role exactly because she does not scream a single time and has the right color of voice for the love duet in the second act. Tristan is an eternal revolution, be it in Wagner's musical universe, as well as in the whole opera literature. There are similarities between Tannhäuser and Lohengrin, but here there is something new on each page, never heard before, in the orchestration, in the harmony. It is an ambiguous opera, because it seems to have no solution: Wagner starts something that ends with Schönberg's atonality.“

Interview Zubin Mehta - Reppublica Firenze

 

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Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner, conducted by Zubin Mehta and directed by Stefano Poda.
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Gigantic success at Vlaamse Opera in Antwerp/Gent

 

(c)Annemie Augustijns
photo: Annemie Augustijns

After her praised concert debuts as Isolde unter the baton of Andris Nelsons in Birmingham and Paris (to greatest critical acclaim in 'The Times', 'The Observer', 'The Guardian' and 'Le Figaro') and her scenic debut in this role at Staatstheater Nuremberg this part is more and more becoming one of the central roles in Lioba Braun’s repertoire: At Vlaamse Opera in Antwerp/Gent under the baton of Dmitri Jurowski Lioba Braun has achieved another triumphal reception. The New York Times writes: „Lioba Braun contributes a first-rate Isolde, full-bodied and darkly hued in the tradition of mezzo-soprano exponents of the role like Waltraud Meier. Ms. Braun shows a fine ability to spin out long phrases with a smooth legato, and high notes are solidly in place. The production’s oddities do not preclude her credibility as an actress.“ The New York Times, George Loomis, 02.10.2013

Links:

New York Times - complete review from oct 2,2013