Brilliant in Basel
The new production of La Traviata at Theater Basel by Daniel Kramer, conducted by Titus Engel, opened on 21 November to great acclaim from audiences and critics alike. “The conductor Titus Engel made La Traviata in Basel into a real occasion,” Lotte Thaler wrote in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
Christian Berzins in the Neue Zürcher Zeitung commented: “one rarely hears the work conducted so subtly yet so meaningfully, so precisely and energetically, and without ever becoming clichéd,” and Sigfried Schibli in the Basler Zeitung found that “the orchestra played impeccably, even brilliantly, under his direction.”
Last season, Titus Engel celebrated another great success at Theater Basel with the Swiss premiere of Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Donnerstag from the opera cycle Licht. This production was awarded Production of the Year in a yearly survey of critics from the German Opernwelt magazine.
21/10/2017 until 25/2/2018