Barbara  Ehnes

Barbara Ehnes

Barbara Ehnes ist Bühnenbildnerin, Regisseurin und bildende Künstlerin. Sie studierte Freie Kunst in Amsterdam und Hamburg sowie Bühnenbild bei Wilfried Minks und Marina Abramović an der HfBK Hamburg und Theater- und Literaturwissenschaften an der dortigen Universität. Mit großer Kontinuität arbeitet sie seit 2001 mit dem Regisseur Stefan Pucher zusammen. Einige ihrer Arbeiten wurden ausgezeichnet und zum Berliner Theatertreffen eingeladen, darunter 2015 „Volksfeind“, 2008 „Der Sturm“, 2005 „Othello“ und „Homo Faber“ sowie 2003 „Richard III“ und 2000 „Jeff Koons“. Weitere künstlerische Partner sind u. a. Lydia Steier, Stefan Bachmann, Sebastian Baumgarten, Calixto Bieito, Schorsch Kamerun, Lars-Ole Walburg, Jossi Wieler / Sergio Morabito und Meg Stuart. Sie arbeitet an vielen deutschen und internationalen Theaterhäusern sowie kontinuierlich an internationalen Opernhäusern, zuletzt 2020 am New National Theatre in Tokyo mit der Produktion „A Dream of Armageddon“.

Darüber hinaus kreiert Barbara Ehnes bespielte Installationen, wie 2009 „Istanbul Transgelinler“ und „Die schwarze Botin – remastered and remistres-sed“ 2013 bei den Wiener Festwochen und 2019 „ΑΛΛΗΛΕΓΓΥΗ – Solidarität“ bei der Ruhrtriennale (ongoing bis 2022 in den Münchner Kammerspielen). Mit Händels ALCINA debütierte sie 2023 als Opernregisseurin am Theater Luzern. Seit 2011 ist Barbara Ehnes Professorin an der HfBK in Dresden.



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Adventskalender im Foyer: Das 1. Fensterchen

Today in the foyer: "An American Christmas"
Favourite songs from North and South America
with Julie Wyma, Valeria Delmé and Jamison Livsey
5.00 p.m. / Rank foyer on the right
Duration: approx. 25 minutes / free admission

From the frosty north of Alaska to the southernmost tip of Chile, from Buenos Aires to New York City - the Advent season is celebrated across the entire American double continent. But there are huge differences in how Christmas is celebrated. This diversity is also reflected in the music that precedes and accompanies the festivities. While the Argentinian composer Ariel Ramírez takes up the lively rhythms of South American dances in his cantata "Navidad Nuestra" ("Our Christmas"), songs such as "White Christmas" or "I'll Be Home for Christmas" succeed in translating the contemplative into the popular in a unique way. Join sopranos Julie Wyma and Valeria Delmé and pianist Jamison Livsey on a journey through the musical realms on the other side of the Atlantic.

Julie Wyma comes from the USA and studied at the universities of Indiana, Missouri and Arizona. Numerous performances on the opera and concert stage have taken her throughout the USA and Europe. Since the 2021/22 season, she has been a member of the Deutsche Oper Berlin chorus as 1st soprano, where she not only sings in the major choral operas with her colleagues, but also takes on a solo role as La Conversa in SUOR ANGELICA. In addition to her work as a singer, Julie Wyma is also active as a singing teacher, costume designer and director.

Valeria Delmé was born in Buenos Aires and gained her first musical experience at an early age, including as a soloist in the children's chorus of the Teatro Colón. This was followed by further opera performances on various stages in Argentina and training at the Conservatorio Superior de Música "Manuel de Falla" before she began performing regularly in Germany in 2017. Valeria Delmé now sings as 2nd soprano in the chorus of the Deutsche Oper Berlin.

The pianist and conductor Jamison Livsey studied at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In 2016, he conducted a premiere of TURN OF THE SCREW in Tel Aviv. He has worked as a répétiteur with conducting engagements at many opera companies, including Minnesota Opera, Chautauqua Opera, Sarasota Opera, Opera Cleveland, Anchorage Opera, Opera in Williamsburg, Toledo Opera, Sugar Creek Symphony and Song, Pine Mountain Music Festival and Opera North. He has also appeared with these opera companies as a harpsichordist and orchestral pianist with a repertoire ranging from Monteverdi and Rossini to the present day. He has worked as a guest conductor at Opera Santa Barbara. He is also active as a Lied accompanist, including for Vivica Genaux. At the Deutsche Oper Berlin, he works as a répétiteur in the chorus.