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Ernst Theis

Anja-Nina Bahrmann, Mirko Roschkowski, the German Radio Philharmonic and Ernst Theis – an ideal team for Strauss & Co.

A very fine concert indeed took place at the beautiful, historic Fruchthalle in Kaiserslautern. The soloists were soprano Anja-Nina Bahrmann and tenor Mirko Roschkowski, and the fact that these two are a good match personally as well as musically was clearly heard in their duets. Ernst Theis had put together a programme around vocal numbers from works by composers of the Strauss dynasty, which with his interpretation and the playing of the Deutschen Radiophilharmonie Saarbrücken/Kaiserslautern made for a concert like one seldom hears. The first bravos were already being shouted during the applause for the evening’s first piece, and the critics likewise seemed quite taken with the artists’ performance this evening. […]Nothing about Ernst Theis’s conducting is routine; he demands the ultimate in intensity and cantabile playing, and has the concert waltzes swell from the smallest lyric introductions and motifs to a broad, melodic flow with wide, sweeping gestures…[…], reads one of the media reactions (read more: PDF Die Rheinpfalz - Pfälzische Volkszeitung (346.83 KBytes)

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Fruchthalle Kaiserslautern (Foto: www.kaiserslautern.de)