Semperoper :: August 22, 2008 :: André Rieu Concert
Behind the Semperoper, the transfer car of the ZDF with Pit Weyhrich, sent at the 29.10. in the ZDF. André gave a short info. First, the JSO played behind the curtain. It is simply fantastic to be able to play in this Opera house. One pair of the Viennese Depütanten, the bride in the bride dress, the bridegroom in the wedding tails, come in with the wedding music, the young couple had married in Dresden and was introduced from André as honorary guests, the two ones opened the first waltz before the stage. Later then the barber of Sevilla sung from Sébastien Parotte, and with acting offering was Cord Peters he was shaved. Carmen and Mirusia also sing. The Debütanten and Debütantinen danced on a gallery behind the JSO. The conclusion was with long Standing Ovations of the public. It was a fantastic evening with a humorous and charming, charismatic André Rieu.
Astonishing info about the Semperoper:
Many parts are not manufactured out of marble or wood (what I would have accepted every bet) but from extremely skillfully painted finery; partly, because these materials were not available, partly for reasons of the fire protection. And the blanket of the auditorium is, because of the statics, flat, and only the painting generates the impression of a dome!
Incidentally: Law in the Semperoper is, that no photos can be done during an event.