Performing the Past in the Present - open pre-performance talk with T'Hooft and Tatlow at Drottningholms Slottsteater, August 1st
Nyhet • 2012-07-16 11:49
Performing the past in the present - Director Sigrid T'Hooft and Conductor Mark Tatlow discuss (in English) the theatre's new Orlando Paladino, and how one can free the imagination with the help of HIP - Historically Informed Performance Practice.
Sigrid T'Hooft is an internationally recognized authority on 18th century staging and theatrical gesture, who also directed last year’s new production, Mozart’s Così fan tutte. T'Hooft is presenting a version of Orlando Paladino that takes full account of the wonderfully detailed archive material preserved from Haydn’s original production at Esterháza in 1782.
The concept of Historically Informed Performance-practice (HIP) does not imply, contrary to the popular misconception, the exact reconstruction of an 18th century performance. It means drawing inspiration for 21st century performances from a detailed knowledge of historical practices. The result is both faithful to the original and grounded in today’s theatrical reality. In the words of Drottningholm’s Artistic Director, Mark Tatlow, himself well known as an interpreter of the Classical repertoire, this is a “double authenticity”: an approach that also characterises the Drottningholm Theatre Orchestra, a group of leading early music specialists.
Date & time
Pre-performance talk August 1st, in the Déjeuner Salon at Drottningholms Slottsteater, at 18.30, 1 hour before the performance of Haydn's opera Orlando Paladino. Free admission to the pre-performance talk. Tickets to the opera performance can be booked through www.ticnet.se
Pre-performance talks will also be held in connection to the performances on August 7 and 11. www.dtm.se