Year
2010
Length
1 x 15'
Genre
Culture
Format
Digital Betacam
Director
Astrid Bscher
Broadcaster
ZDFtheaterkanal
Theatre Makers
Dirigent

Often only the back of his head is visible in the auditorium. In the best case, his arms are still visible. But he is the musical head of an opera performance: the conductor.

For everyone on stage, he is the centre of the performance. For the orchestra musicians and the singers, he must be visible at every moment of the evening - live or via live transmission on the side stage. Sebastian Weigle is considered one of the most sought-after German conductors, and he is also the General Music Director of the Frankfurt Opera House. He received his training at the Berlin Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler", where he simultaneously studied horn, piano and conducting. In addition to his specialist knowledge, however, it is above all his flair in dealing with people that is indispensable in his daily work. It is important to him to give every musician the feeling that he is needed. His credo is: "The time of the maestro's habit is over. "The conductor works out the performance of a musical work together with the orchestra. He is largely responsible for the interpretation of the piece. As the leader of the orchestra, he must control the soloists and orchestra musicians and bring their individual performances together to create a musical work of art.

First broadcast on ZDFTheaterkanal:

03.06.2010      12:50 Uhr und 21:10 Uhr

The Theatre Makers: Conductor

Often only the back of his head is visible in the auditorium. In the best case, his arms are still visible. But he is the musical head of an opera performance: the conductor.

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