Jean-Pierre Ponnelle und die Kamera. Anmerkungen zu Ponnelle’s Umgang mit den Medien, in: Das Musiktheater in den audiovisuellen Medien  “… ersichtlich gewordene Taten der Musik”, Salzburg: Verlag Mueller-Speiser, 2001, p. 276-294


This set of 24 essays, written by Stravinsky's close friend and collaborator from 1948 until the composer's death in 1971, addresses an unusual mixture of topics, some biographical, others musical, and most recycled. What binds them together is their powerful insight. Craft has grouped the essays so that the topics jump back and forth from Stravinsky's intimate personal relationships to his creative efforts. The result is a compelling set of snapshots of the artist that reveal a fascinating and complex personality, written with critical distance and true affection. Recommended.-- Timothy J. McGee, Univ. of Toronto Copyright 1993 Cahners Business Information.


     •         Commedia dell’Arte and its relevance to Opera

        explains the history of Commedia and the use of its characters in opera; actively involves the participants

     •         Dramatic coachings at the piano

        preparing a role from the practical music-dramatic point of view

     •         Auditioning well


     ★        An Introduction to Opera                        (OCHSA - Orange County High School of the Arts)

     ★         Commedia dell’Arte and Opera             (UCLA, UCSB, CSULA, Israeli Opera Young Artist Program

     ★         Lecture on the emergence of similarities in directing opera and film

           with particular emphasis on the growing use of film direction techniques on the opera stage,

           and conversely, the methodsemployed to adapt opera to the cinematic screen

                                                                                                                 (Salzburg Festival 1999)

     ★         Pre-performance lecture on “Little Women” (Mark Adamo)     (Opera Pacific 2001)    

     ★         Pre-performance lecture on “La Navarraise” (Massenet) and “The Bear” (Walton)

                                                                                                                             (Yale Opera 2009)

     ★         Pre-performance lecture on “Le Nozze di Figaro” (Mozart)          (Yale Opera 2010)


Das geheime Königreich    Ernst Krenek            LA Opera       2011

Il Turco in Italia                    Gioacchino Rossini  LA Opera      2011

Il Postino                                Daniel Catán            LA Opera       2010

La Navarraise                        Jules Massenet        Yale Opera    2009

Arturo Ui                                Bertolt Brecht           UCLA Live     1999


Die Gezeichneten

Die Vögel

Der Zwerg

La Grande Duchesse de Gérolstein

Franz Schreker                 

Walter Braunfels               

Alexander Zemlinsky       

Jacques Offenbach

LAO    2010

LAO    2009

LAO    2008

LAO    2003

CD Booklet translation

LAO   2013    

Die Gezeichneten