Stage Direction

Stage Direction

 

Polifemo
N. A. Porpora

Polifemo, 20 August 2018

The legends surrounding Polyphemus the Cyclops, one-eyed son of Poseidon and the nymph Thoosa, are a popular theme in music and literature alike. Polifemo was the last work Nicola Antonio Porpora composed for the Opera of Nobility in London, a business in direct competition to Georg Frideric Handel's opera company.

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Xerxes
G. F. Handel

Xerxes, 15 August 2018

A boulevard comedy situated in high society circles - with two Baroque stars as rivals!
King Xerxes of Persia is excentric - he sings about a tree and loves women. He is acceptably engaged, yet desires his brother's mistress.

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La Donna del Lago
G. Rossini

La Donna del Lago – this production constitutes Max Emanuel Cencic's third opportunity to show his skills as stage director.


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STAGE PERFORMANCES OF LA DONNA DEL LAGO
directed by Max Emanuel Cencic:

April 22, 25, 27 and 29, 2018:
OPERA DE LAUSANNE
Lausanne (CH)
(4 performances)

April 12, 16, 18, 20, 23 and 25, 2019:
HRVATSKO NARODNO KAZALISTE U ZAGREBU
Zagreb (HR)
(6 performances)


Videos:
La Donna Del Lago - Max Emanuel Cencic (Malcolm)
La Donna Del Lago - Duett M. E. Cencic (Malcolm), Lena Belkina (Elena)
La Donna Del Lago, complete, on ArteTV

Reviews:
Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 20 april 2018
Luzerner Zeitung, 23 april 2018

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Arminio
G. F. Händel

Arminio – a heroic story, based on historical events occurring on the Germanic fringes of the Roman Empire, revived in a new and ravishing production by Parnassus Arts under their artistic director Max Emanuel Cencic.

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Ezio

Siroe
J. A. Hasse

The music of Johann Adolf Hasse (1699-1783), perhaps more than that of any other composer, typified the refined, aristocratic taste of the last decades of the European ancien régime...

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