Begin: 11:00 am
Break: 11:45 am
End: 1:20 pm
Anniversary concert for 80th birthday
Bariton Oskar Hillebrandt
Sopran Ildiko Raimondi
Tenor Gerhard Siegel
Bassbariton Falk Struckmann
Moderation Hans Peter Haselsteiner
The baritone Oskar Hillebrandt celebrates his 80th birthday and takes this as an opportunity to give the Erler audience a matinée of concentrated vocal power such as one rarely experiences!
For this purpose, he invites friends whose careers he has significantly influenced over many years, also as an experienced coach. Together they will create an evening full of musical highlights. The program will be opened by Lehar's cheerful melodies, before Gerhard Siegel and Oskar Hillebrandt give the two sinister brothers Mime and Alberich.
Falk Struckmann's Hagen is another of Wagner's Ring villains, followed by the friendly duet from the "Flying Dutchman." But Wagner's touching song repertoire is not neglected either with Renate Behle's contribution, and finally one can look forward to one of the jubilarian's parade roles with the final monologue of Hans Sachs.
Another guest is Ildiko Raimondi, also an established voice in her field. After studying singing in Cologne, Oskar Hillebrandt began his career at the Stuttgart Opera. He soon moved on; from Berlin to New York, Hillebrandt has interpreted more than 180 roles in his field at almost every major opera house, as well as at festivals and on concert stages. For many years he has been actively involved in stage and teaching activities with Erl.