Actor Gregor Bloéb has the prospect of an entertaining and contemporary Mozart “Magic Flute” for his opera debut at the Tyrolean State Theater. For his first opera work in the director’s chair, he relied on “teamwork”, as he did in the APA interview afterwards. The first performance will take place on October 31st. With his opera direction and the work of the next few years, he wants to act as a “gypsum” in the interests of society.
As a “person who likes to jump into the deep end”, the Tyrolean Bloéb was not afraid to switch to opera directing. “Director Johannes Reitmeier approached me and gave me 24 hours to think it over,” said Bloéb. He then said “of course ‘yes'”, also because “Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart as a stage person is very close to him”.
As a result, the musical director Andrea Sanguineti and assistant director Lukas Thurnwalder stood by his side as a team, constantly and euphorically. “It was slipped from front to back, it was a great experience,” he pointed out. In addition, the singers were like “top athletes with the highest discipline in the matter,” he scattered roses among the singers.
Bloéb also found nothing but praise for the opera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. “There is of course a reason why the ‘Magic Flute’ is played so often,” he pointed out. The opera thematizes “emotional world and science” and is therefore also suitable as material for the present. “It takes these two poles if we want to be there for each other,” he wrote.
In any case, he is currently suffering from the fact that “a social division prevails” and that very “curve of division” is steadily intensifying. In this regard, the themes of the “Magic Flute” are suitable for cementing this split a little.
According to Bloéb, the audience can also just feel well entertained. “I am a stage person and I love to entertain”. Opera fans can look forward to a “beautiful and varied performance” in Innsbruck. Overall he had a “good feeling” and was actually sure that his first opera directing work would “be well received”, the actor positively.
(Interview conducted by Markus Stegmayr / APA).
(SERVICE – “Die Zauberflöte”, opera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Text by Emanuel Schikaneder. Andrea Sanguineti (musical direction), Gregor Bloéb (direction), Laura Malmberg and Paul Sturminger (stage design & costumes), Susanne Bieler (dramaturgy), Unnsteinn Árnason, Johannes Maria Wimmer (Sarastro), Jon Jürgens, Theodore Browne (Tamino), Joachim Seipp (speaker), Oliver Sailer, Unnsteinn Árnason (1st priest, 2nd armored man), Florian Stern (2nd priest, 1st armored man) Tiroler Landestheater (Large House), further performances in November: November 5th (7.30pm), November 7th (7pm), November 12th (7.30pm), November 14th (7pm), November 25th (7.30pm), November 27th (7pm) Information and tickets: Tel. 43 512 52074 4, www.landestheater.at)