Elsa is gorgeously arrayed ; hardly less so is Ortrude, who follows. Just as Elsa is about to enter the church, Ortrude suddenly bars the way, and asserts her claim to precedence. Naturally enough, the Lohengrin motiv accompanies him. Lohengrin tries to check her. Lohengrin, Act I Scene 3: Nie sollst du mich befragen (Lohengrin) by Sándor Kónya. The organ peals from the church, the people sing praises to the bridal pair and enter the portals, and Elsa, frightened by Ortrude’s menacing glance, presses closer to her Knight for protection. There is no response. King Henry asks the reason of the trouble, and Elsa begs Lohengrin to protect her from Ortrude. Text is taken from Act I, Scene 3 of Richard Wagner’s opera “Lohengrin”, first performed at Weimar in 1850. Bayreuther Festspiele "Nie sollst Du mich befragen" Mit der Premiere einer Neuinszenierung von Richard Wagners "Lohengrin" haben die Bayreuther Festspiele auf dem Grünen Hügel begonnen. © Per-Erik Skramstad - Wagneropera.net. Listen to Wagner: Lohengrin by Hugh Thompson on Deezer. There is one favour he craves, one condition he makes ; she must never ask, nor seek to know, his name. Lohengrin drives the latter away. Photo: Karl Forster / Staatsoper Berlin, Stefan Herheim rehearsing. Aber einen Satz des Ritters Lohengrin aus der Oper von Richard Wagner sollten Sie kennen: „Nie sollst Du mich befragen!“ Seine Auserwählte Elsa hielt sich nicht daran – und schnell war Lohengrin … — The Wedding-March opens the prelude to Act HI, and, as the curtain rises upon the bridal chamber, the bridal procession, singing an epithalamium, Treulich gefuhrt, escorts Elsa and Lohengrin. Photo: Karl Forster / Staatsoper Berlin, What kind of person is Lohengrin in your production? A martial procession hails the entrance of King Henry, who thanks the Brabançon nobles for their expressions of loyalty. Telramund, stealthily creeping to Elsa, suggests that she will accept his aid if she wishes to keep her Knight forever. Owing to King Henry’s nobility and purity, Germany shall not be invaded by barbarians. She had seen him in a dream before he came to her ; he was led by Love to her side. The curtain falls. Elsa is disturbed ; but she will not doubt her lover. We have heard The Doubt constantly throughout this scene. The King orders Elsa to be brought before him. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Wagner: Lohengrin - Otto Klemperer on AllMusic. The people de-part with a song that dies away in the distance. Lohengrin passionately speaks Elsa’s name. Elsa desires a double defloration – enough of the botanical talks and on to a new dimension! He wears his silver armour. Lohengrin turns to Elsa. String puppets used in Stefan Herheim's production of Lohengrin. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Wagner: Lohengrin - Otto Klemperer on AllMusic ... "Nie sollst du mich befragen" Richard Wagner. We very rarely watch excerpts from DVD productions – and if, then usually once our concept is already formed. Wagneropera.net asked him about the concept and the actuality of Lohengrin today. The Dark Plots murmur from the orchestra. Euch, Volk und Edlen, mach' ich kund. How much sense do we allow ourselves to be deduced from sensuality? Elsa! And finally: Will we see a Ring production from the Herheim team during the 200 years’ anniversary in 2013? She must know his name. Do you watch – or study – other productions when you prepare for a new production? Lohengrin---Paul Kötter Elza---Margarethe Teschemacher König Heinrich---Herbert Alsen Telramund---Emil Schipper. ‘With greater distress, the Knight announces that his wife, under the evil influence of his enemies, has broken her vow. May Heaven give him wisdom to deal with this case ! It distressed him to learn, on his arrival, of the civil dissensions in this province, and he asks Telramund to explain why Brabant is without a prince and what is the trouble. With music streaming on Deezer you can discover more than 56 million tracks, create your own playlists, … How do you handle the problematic of redemption or religious transfiguration in Lohengrin? Ortrude wonders why Telramund did not use such magnificent scorn as this upon the knight; he might have been vanquished ! Taking Lohengrin as the "seltsam Wunder", the ”unerhörtes, nie geseh’nes Wunder”, questions of creation and perception of art arise and we will definitely plant those questions onto the field of artistic reference in Germany’s capital. Turing: "Heil dir, Sonne!" Elsa rushes for Lohengrin’s, and, taking it from her, he kills Telramund instantly. Nie sollst du mich befragen Diese Worte spricht in Richard Wagners (1813-1873) Oper »Lohengrin« der Titelheld Lohengrin zu Elsa von Brabant ( I , 3). Turning to Elsa, he asks her if she will entrust him with this task. Just before the curtain falls, The Grail and The Mystery of the Name remind us that upon this secret and its revelation the whole tragedy unfolds. To The Dark Plots and The Doubt, the orchestra adds The Mystery of the Name, played on the cor anglais and the basset-horn. Ortrude approaches, and humbly enlists Elsa’s sympathy, and to such an extent that Elsa promises to be-friend her. … (Keith Warner, The Guardian), "I have never come across an audience with so much hatred, so much anger, such a thirst for revenge. On first sight of the knight, the choir intonates: "Ich fühl’ das Herz mir vergehn, schau’ ich den wonnevollen Mann." The Elsa motiv re-appears, somewhat changed, however, and The Grail; and during her narrative, the bold, musical theme descriptive of Lohengrin is announced on the flutes, oboe, and cor anglais to the accompaniment of harp and strings tremolo. In it stands a knight in silver armour. Immediately the trumpets announce with great majesty and splendour the motive Lohengrin and Glory. Polyak on West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, Wagner in Israel, Bayreuth, Stefan Herheim on Daniele Gatti, tempi and staging of preludes, Herheim on Parsifal: The Theatre is my Temple, • Stefan Herheim interview about Parsifal: "The Theatre is my Temple", • Stefan Herheim on working with Daniele Gatti, the choice of tempi and the staging of preludes, • An honour to take part - Stefan Herheim on working at the Bayreuth Festival, Tristan und Isolde conductors at Bayreuth, One of the finest monuments in sound ever to have been raised to the everlasting glory of music. Lohengrin, WWV 75, Act I: Nie sollst du mich befragen. ACT III. It also uses cookies to display content such as YouTube videos and for marketing purposes. Now she fancies she see the Swan (the flutes and clarinets softly sigh the motiv of The Swan), coming for her husband. 4662) However, it was not one of the Three Pieces fom Lohengrin published in 1877; they were 1. Lohengrin orders the nobles to bear Telramund to the King, and, summoning Elsa’s women, bids them array their mistress, as Telramund’s body is borne off. The Grail is with it. Some thoughts on the Herheim Lohengrin in Berlin, Stefan Herheim's production of Parsifal at Bayreuth 2008, Isolde is incredibly intense, and that really suits me. Lohengrin leads her to the couch on the right, and they sing their duet, Das Süsse Lied verhallt. mußt Eines du geloben mir: - Nie sollst du mich befragen, noch Wissens Sorge tragen, woher ich kam der Fahrt, noch wie mein Nam' und Art! WHAT SHOULD WE MAKE OF THE PUZZLING “NIE SOLLST DU MICH BEFRAGEN” [NEVER SHALL YOU ASK ME]? Telramund’s life is spared by Lohengrin, who receives the happy Elsa. beginning with the line ‘Nie sollst du mich befragen’, literally translated as ‘Never shall you ask me’) also reveals problems that provide possible further insight into his character. Must he go ? The King keeps his seat ; Elsa looks upon the stranger with charmed gaze ; and Telramund and Ortrude manifest astonishment and malevolence. By Richard Wagner Torsten Ralf, Leo Blech. Of the latter’s education he had charge. Although there have been quite a few inquiries about such an exciting venture for some time now, the Ring is not in the making by the Herheim team at the moment. Instantly, Godfrey, the young Duke of Brabant, steps upon the bank and runs to Elsa, who is momentarily overjoyed ; but again she faints in the arms of her women, for Lohengrin is now in his boat, which the dove is bearing away. — A trill on the kettle-drums opens the prelude and continues while a new motiv, Ortrude’s Dark Plots, a phrase of ten bars, appears on the violoncello. Ortrude is so grateful that she will give Elsa a valuable hint. Zug zu Munster 2 Intro act 3 3 Bridal chorus Lohengrin nie sollst du mich befragen. In great delight, she tells Elsa that the Swan is Godfrey ; if Lohengrin had remained, he would have had power to deliver the brother transformed thus by her own sorcery ! The people nearest the river are excited. Lohengrin, Act I Scene 3: Nun hort! Are there any particular productions of Lohengrin that you find interesting? No one answers. The martial music and the constant  military cheering was thus reduced to a playful lightness, but the love story between the grown powerful man and the intimidated young Elsa (unforgettable in this role: Inga Nielsen, who died much too early a year ago!) Meant Something in those Conditions, Daniel Slater: Peter Konwitschny's production of Lohengrin takes place in a classroom. B1 Treulich Geführt. Lohengrin addresses the Swan in words that are not understood by the people; he wishes he could see it freed from the spell that holds it ! Telramund joins them, and craftily details his new scheme for a combat. ACT II. I thought it was extraordinary and wonderful." Stefan Herheim rehearsing Lohengrin at Staatsoper Berlin. His words increase Elsa’s curiosity. by Rudolf Schock. Nie sollst du mich befragen. "Hell,König Heinrich-Nie sollst du mich befragen" 1.Aufzug "Was er verbirgt,wohl brächt'es ihm Gefahren" 1.Aufzug "Du Armste Kannst wohl nie ermessen" 2.Aufzug. To the breath-less audience he describes the beauties and wonders of Montsalvat, where knights of pure and gentle nature guard the Holy Grail (The Grail), the mystic virtues of which are renewed yearly by a dove from the celestial regions. Noch bestimmter. Once more he asks Elsa if she trusts in him, and if she desires to question him. This melancholy and impressive motiv he announces himself on the words, “Nie sollst du mich befragen.” He repeats this … Richard Wagner - Lohengrin 1. Lohengrin is not an opera of ideas, in which the heathen world competes with a Christian one, but an opera of beliefs.