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Alden David (Stage Director)

David Alden

Stage Director

Since 1993, David works with the Bayerische Staatsoper (Bavarian State Opera), putting on the scene a number of operas by composers such as Richard Wagner, Claudio Monteverdi (Claudio Monteverdi), Cavalli, Francesco (Francesco Cavalli), Giuseppe Verdi, Tchaikovsky and several others. It is known that David Alden, who is considered a great opera ` originalom`, in 2006 won the award ` Bavarian Theater Prize` for his contribution to the Bavarian State Opera.

David Alden (David Alden) was born in 1949 in New York (New York City), in an artistic family. He is one of two twin brothers, sons playwright Jerome Alden (Jerome Alden) and his wife Barbara Gaye (Barbara Gaye), worked as a dancer on Broadway (Broadway). Both twin brother - David and Christopher (Christopher) - from early childhood have been fascinated by the atmosphere of the stage and the theater, and both later became theater and opera director; remarkablethat your final choice of David and Christopher came profession once and for all at age 13. Boys are extremely interested in operettas, and in the mid- 1960s, Alden teenagers can often be seen standing on the ground at the famous Metropolitan Opera (Metropolitan Opera).

Like his brother, David studied at the University of Pennsylvania (University of Pennsylvania), and then also with his brother, he began to work in the Opera Omaha (Opera Omaha). In 1976, Alden went to Europe, where he was in nastoschee impressed by the works of such contemporary opera directors like Giorgio Strehler (Giorgio Strehler),Harry Kupfer (Harry Kupfer) and Ruth Berghaus (Ruth Berghaus). By the way, all these directors belongs to a generation of heirs opera ` ekspressionistov`. In the late 1970s Dzhvid himself made? ?his debut in Europe with its own interpretation Rigoletto` ` (`Rigoletto`) with Scottish Opera (Scottish Opera). By the way, by his own admission, it then simply overpowered criticism.

In the mid-1980s, Alden presented on the stage of the English National Opera (English National Opera) setting Mazepa` ` (`Mazeppa`) Tchaikovsky (Tchaikovsky). Despite the fact that his version again has caused a storm of criticism, this contemporary setting has become a real symbol of the new era. It should be noted, that version of the classic works in the vision of David`s really very different from the familiar to fans of opera classics. Whatever it was, Alden was working on the stage of this theater over the next decade, putting on stage ENO ` Simon Bokkanegra` (`Simon Boccanegra`) and ` Bal-maskarad` (`Un ballo in maschera`) Giuseppe Verdi (Giuseppe Verdi); `Ariodante` Handel (George Frideric Handel); ` Conviction Fausta` (`La Damnation de Faust`) Berlioz (Hector Berlioz); ` Tristan and Izolda` (`Tristan und Isolde`) Wagner (Richard Wagner) and many others, including very recent interpretation, `Jenufa` Leos Janacek (LeosJanacek), for which Alden got `Olivier Award` in 2006.

Since 1993, David works with the Bayerische Staatsoper (Bavarian State Opera), putting on the scene a number of operas by composers such as Richard Wagner, Claudio Monteverdi (Claudio Monteverdi), Cavalli, Francesco (Francesco Cavalli), Giuseppe Verdi, Tchaikovsky and several others. It is known that David Alden, who is considered a great opera ` originalom`, in 2006 won the award ` Bavarian Theater Prize` for his contribution to the Bavarian State Opera.

Avant-garde, original and incredibly brave director, Alden, like his brother, It emphasizes the completely unexpected aspects of the well-known classical works, but because of his performances are truly surreal.

We know that David and goes beyond the theater and opera houses - it had to work and to create movies (`Die Winterreise`); Besides,David took part in the creation of a documentary film about the life of the composer Verdi the BBC. Some of Alden productions also came out on video.

It is noteworthy that the brothers Alden, running around in the same direction of opera, did not compete - David most of his career spent in Europe, in English and the Bavarian State Opera; By the way, it became a permanent European partner Peter Jonas (Sir Peter Jonas). In addition, radical opera brothers directors and their different styles - for David more typical caricature and some political coloration productions


Main Stage 1 Teatralnaya ploschad (1 Theatre Square), Moscow, Russia
New Stage 4/2 Teatralnaya ploschad (4/2 Theatre Square), Moscow, Russia
 
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