OPERA DIRECTOR ACHIM FREYER: FRAGMENTS ON METHOD
ОПЕРНЫЙ РЕЖИССЕР АХИМ ФРАЙЕР: ФРАГМЕНТЫ О МЕТОДЕ

Anna A. Sokolskaya
2021 Praktiki & interpretacii  
This article discusses the creative method of the German painter, set designer and operatic director Achim Freyer. The paper deals with structural and hermeneutic analysis of several scenographic and directorial techniques in his opera productions "Don Giovanni" and "Die Zauberflöte" by Mozart, "Parsifal" and the tetralogy "Der Ring des Nibelungen" by Wagner, "Freischütz" by Weber, "Ariodant" by Handel. It explores the questions of corporeality and representation of gender, the embodiment of
more » ... he embodiment of the unconscious, the use of hyperboles and fragmentation, the citation of cultural signs and aesthetic codes of different genesis. Freyer's creative method refers to Brecht's theoretical views on theatre. In these productions the principle of gestus and idea of the dialectical spiral as a basis of drama are realized. The main approach of the article is the investigation of the stage metaphors in Freyer's productions as the way to accentuate the concepts of the libretto.
doi:10.18522/2415-8852-2021-1-70-82 fatcat:c5h7qwxwqncrjpnjyhstvx2xxq