The opera was written 1934-1935 structured in three acts and more scenes, to which was added in 1939 an overture in homage to Prokofiev, and premiered in 1948. So composer Karl Amadeus Hartmann described his caustic chamber opera Simplicius Simplicissimus, receiving its UK premiere at Sadler’s Wells 81 years late. Assistant Director Matthew Holmquist, Simplicius Stephanie Corley Significantly Hartmann’s opera Simplicius Simplicissimus, given its UK premiere last week by Independent Opera, deals with another turbulent time in … https://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/sep/04/hartmann-simplicius-simplicissimus-cd-review, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Simplicius_Simplicissimus_(opera)&oldid=988635875, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 14 November 2020, at 10:27. K A Hartmann Simplicius Simplicissimuss with Independent Opera at the Lilian Baylis Studio this week, with Stephanie Corley, Timothy Redmond conducting the Britten Sinfonia. The outcome, though, is essentially a disappointment. (2 August 1905 – 5 December 1963). I am now one of the very few people in the world who have seen two different productions of Hartmann’s opera Simplicius Simplicissimus. This new production of Karl Amadeus Hartmanns opera Simplicius Simplicissimus at the Staatsoper Stuttgart is performed in its first chamber-music version. The production was directed by the 2016 Independent Opera Director Fellow, Polly Graham. Choreographer Michael Spenceley, Assistant Conductor Harry Sever Contact/Cyswllt. Simplicius Simplicissimus: Marie-Christine Haase Einsiedel: Alexander Spemann Gouverneur: Ks. Simplicius Simplicissimus, Opera in three Scenes Libretto: Hermann Scherchen, Wolfgang Petzet & Karl Amadeus Hartmann, after HJC Grimmelshausen Helen Donath: soprano (Simplicius Simplicissimus) Eberhard Büchner: tenor (Einsiedel) Klaus König: tenor (Gouverneur) Tuesday 15 November You may also like. The novel depicts the horrific events of the Thirty Years’ War through the eyes of a naive child (Simplicius Simplicissimus). Governor Mark Le Brocq Soldier William Dazeley Karl Amadeus Hartmann’s opera Simplicius Simplicissimus is based on the novel Der abenteuerliche Simplicissimus Teutsch written in 1668/1669 by Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen. Saturday 19 November 2016. Ensemble Tristan Hambleton, Emyr Wyn Jones, Nicholas Morris, Nicholas Morton, Bradley Smith, Adam Sullivan, Andrew Tipple and James Way, "It is exciting to be directing the UK première of Simplicius Simplicissimus. Challenge Classics has issued all of Harmann's eight symphonies. K A Hartmann Simplicius Simplicissimuss with Independent Opera at the Lilian Baylis Studio this week, with Stephanie Corley, Tomothy Redmond conducted the Brutten Sinfonia. A symphonic version, which Hartmann composed in the 50ies, superseded the chamber-music version. Written in Munich in 1934, and revised and reworked by Hartmann himself, it is Hartmann’s testimony of the experience of living through the extraordinary events of the 1930s and '40s." Independent Opera returns to Sadler’s Wells, following the success of its 2015 production of Šimon Voseček’s Biedermann and the Arsonists, with the UK premiere of Karl Amadeus Hartmann’s Simplicius Simplicissimus. Work/Gwaith. HARTMANN, K.A. INDEPENDENT OPERA at Sadler’s Wells returned, following the success of its 2015 production of Šimon Voseček’s Biedermann and the Arsonists, with the UK première of Hartmann’s Simplicius Simplicissimus in a new translation by David Pountney. The novel is considered by some to contain autobiographic elements, inspired by Grimmelshausen's experience in the war. 90 York Way Lighting Designer Ceri James Designer Nate Gibson © document.write(new Date().getFullYear()) Independent Opera. The production was directed by the 2016 Independent Opera Director Fellow, Polly Graham. The opera tracks the journey of one individual, the sheltered, ignorant shepherd boy, Simplicius Simplicissimus, whose life is upturned by the events of the Thirty Years' War. 50+ videos Play all Mix - Helen Donath - Simplicius Simplicissimus - Hartmann YouTube Helen Donath and Peter Csaba - Santander 2013 July - Duration: 26:25. polyphonos 2,662 views INDEPENDENT OPERA / Sadler's Wells Theatre. Hermit Adrian Thompson Click here to read Hartmann's full profile. CD review - didactic and passionate; Hartmann as a composer is still rather elusive and unknown. Fou estrenada en tres etapes: en concert (Munic, 1948), en posada a escena (Colònia, 1949) i en una nova versió (Mannheim, 1957). : Simplicius Simplicissimus [Opera] (C. Nylund, C. Gerhaher, Munich Radio Orchestra, U. Schirmer) by Karl Amadeus Hartmann. Simplicius Simplicissimus Simplicius Dimplicissiums és una òpera de Karl Amadeus Hartmann, obra que trenca amb molts dels esquemes compostos fins aleshores. The full title of the second version, presented here, is Simplicius Simplicissimus: drei Szenen aus seiner Jugend. It was his friend, the conductor and contemporary music advocate, Hermann Scherchen (b. CV. The opera was written 1934-1935 structured in three acts and more scenes, to which was added in 1939 an overture in homage to Prokofiev, and premiered in 1948. It has been reported that as a child Grimmelshausen was kidnapped by Hessian and Croatian troops where he eventually served as a musketeer. London N1 9AG Five years before Brecht used the Thirty Years War for Mother Courage , Hartmann found in its orgy of brutality a … INDEPENDENT OPERA 'Simplicius Simplicissimus' Trailer, November 2016, By Karl Amadeus Hartmann Kings Place Thursday 17 November CV. The novel depicts the horrific events of the Thirty Years’ War through the eyes of a naive child (Simplicius Simplicissimus). Telephone +44 (0)207 014 2802 Work/Gwaith. Consta d'una introducció i tres escenes. Karl Amadeus Hartmann  Karl Amadeus Hartmann: Simplicius Simplicissimus, opera - Play streams in full or download MP3 from Classical Archives (classicalarchives.com), the largest and … Jürgen Rust Landsknecht: Heikki Kilpeläinen Hauptmann / Feldwebel: Stephan Bootz Bauer: Ks. Based on the novel by Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen The opera version repeatedly claims that in 1618, twelve million people lived in Germany; in 1648, it was down to four million. Work/Gwaith. Simplicius Simplicissimus By Karl Amadeus Hartmann November 2016 Director: Polly Graham Conductor: Timothy Redmond He revised it in 1957, the version that finally made its way on to the British stage for the first time last week. Conductor Timothy Redmond Nyrsys. 2019. He employs this language not only in his symphonies and many of his chamber works, but also in his opera Simplicius Simplicissimus, based on the 1669 novel Der abenteuerliche Simplicissimus by Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen. It was extensively revised as Simplicius Simplicissimus in 1957. Contact/Cyswllt. An anti-fascist, anti-war opera written in Germany while the Nazis were in power? Hartmann completed the original version of Simplicius between 1934 and 1936, and revised the work in 1957. The production is directed by the 2016 Independent Opera Director Fellow, Polly Graham, with a new translation by David Pountney. Captain Matthew Durkan Polly Graham, © Lebrecht Music & Arts Tide Whisperer - NATIONAL THEATRE WALES. K A Hartmann's Des Simplicius Simplicissimus Jugend was a brave act of conscience, even though the opera wasn't publicly performed until 1948. 1162432 And so his 1936 opera Simplicius Simplicissimus was not heard until 1948. The production is directed by the 2016 Independent Opera Director Fellow, Polly Graham. Des Simplicius Simplicissimus Jugend is a German-language opera by Karl Amadeus Hartmann to a libretto by Hermann Scherchen, Wolfgang Petzet and the composer after Jakob von Grimmelhausen's picaresque novel Simplicius Simplicissimus. Simplicius Simplicissimus might reek of morally improving allegory and didactic earnestness, but there’s nothing dusty about Karl Amadeus Hartmann’s 1948 opera. Contact/Cyswllt ... Contact/Cyswllt. Tylwyth. It was no accident that the idea to write an opera based on material from the 30 Year's War occured to the composer Karl Amadeus Hartmann in the years 1934/35. Simplicius Simplicissimus is loosely based on H J Chr Grimmelshausen's 1669 book, the frontispiece pictured here. This Hybrid SACD recording of Karl Amadeus Hartmann's unique anti-war opera Simplicius Simplicissimus marks an important step in the continuing reappraisal of his uvre, following Challenge Classics' recent release of all eight symphonies by the 20th century German composer. It is the latter version that Stenz chose for this recording. Video Designer Will Duke Independent Opera at Sadler’s Wells returns with Britten Sinfonia, following the success of their 2015 production of Šimon Voseček’s Biedermann and the Arsonists, with the UK première of Hartmann’s Simplicius Simplicissimus in a new translation by David Pountney.. G iven its UK premiere by Independent Opera, Simplicius Simplicissimus is the only full-length opera by Karl Amadeus Hartmann (1905-63), the Munich-based composer who spent the years of … Simplicius Simplicissimus (German: Der abenteuerliche Simplicissimus Teutsch) is a picaresque novel of the lower Baroque style, written in 1668 by Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen and probably published the same year (although bearing the date 1669).Inspired by the events and horrors of the Thirty Years' War which devastated Germany from 1618 to 1648, it is … 1891, d. 1966), who had prevailed upon the young Hartmann to write the opera. It depicts battle atrocities (notionally the 30 Years War, although it could be any conflict) through the eyes of an ill-educated lad with a talent for extempore speechifying. 2016 Director Fellow, Polly Graham visits Munich ahead of Simplicius rehearsals In preparation for Independent Opera’s upcoming production of Simplicius Simplicissimus , Polly Graham (director) and Nate Gibson (designer) headed out to Munich to explore the area where the composer, Karl Amadeus Hartmann, lived at the time. This was the first ever staging in the UK, and for a good reason. Simplicius isn't really an opera at all and much of its pungency derives from the fact it's written with some Bavarian dialect. Not a title to say with a mouth full of beans, and not an opera to stage when Lulu's in town, Simplicius Simplicissimus is a picaresque pageant that flatters to deceive. The title role of the Simplicius, a naive shepherd boy is sung by a soprano, the Einsiedler is sung by a baritone. Hartmann’s opera, Simplicius Simplicissimus, draws on Grimmelshausen’s 17th-century epic picaresque novel of the same name to create a powerful meditation on the forces of innocence and experience. Director Polly Graham Find out more. Now this new disc from Challenge Classics of his opera Simplicius Simplicissimus is a highly welcome sighting of Hartmann's major operatic work. Hartmann’s opera, Simplicius Simplicissimus , draws on Grimmelshausen’s 17th-century epic picaresque novel of the same name to create a powerful meditation on the forces of innocence and experience. This was the first ever staging in the UK, and for a good reason. 2018. Farmer Emyr Wyn Jones New English translation by David Pountney, Friday 11 November Music Base Des Simplicius Simplicissimus Jugend is a German-language opera by Karl Amadeus Hartmann to a libretto by Hermann Scherchen, Wolfgang Petzet and the composer after Jakob von Grimmelhausen's picaresque novel Simplicius Simplicissimus. By using our website you consent to our cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy. Email info@independentopera.com, Privacy notice We use cookies to improve user experience. CV. INDEPENDENT OPERA at Sadler’s Wells returns, following the success of its 2015 production of Šimon Voseček’s 'Biedermann and the Arsonists', with the UK première of Karl Amadeus Hartmann’s 'Simplicius Simplicissimus' in a new translation by David Pountney. Karl Amadeus Hartmann’s opera Simplicius Simplicissimus is based on the novel Der abenteuerliche Simplicissimus Teutsch written in 1668/1669 by Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen. Summary. It might have taken eight decades to reach the UK, but Simplicius Simplicissimus – the only full-length opera by Karl Amadeus Hartmann – received its first production here by the enterprising Independent Opera. 2020. Sergeant Tristan Hambleton Almost 300 years after that war which for Germany was a devastating and traumatic historical ev. It was extensively revised as Simplicius Simplicissimus in 1957. Simplicius Simplicissimus was originally written for voices and chamber orchestra in the mid-1930s and first performed in 1948, but Hartmann went on to score it for full orchestra in 1956. Markus Stenz conducts the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and … Simplicius Simplicissimus. Registered Charity no. Right, so Simplicius Simplicissimus is a picaresque seventeenth-century novel treating of the horrors of the Thirty Years' War, which had recently devastated Germany. The Woman Chiara Vinci INDEPENDENT OPERA / Sadler's Wells Theatre. Dobrodružný Simplicius Simplicissimus Dobrodružný Simplicius Simplicissimus (1668, rozšířeno 1669, přepracováno 1671, Der abenteuerliche Simplicissimus Teutsch) je pikareskní román německého spisovatele Hanse Jakoba Christoffela von Grimmelshausena, považovaný za nejvýznamnější prozaické dílo období baroka. 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