Richard Wagner`s opera "The Flying Dutchman" might be conducted for the primary time in 40 years at the Opera space in Seoul Arts middle from Wednesday thru Friday next week, where Korea National Opera singer Yeon Kwang-chul will be gambling captain Daland. Opera singer Kim Il-hoon will be a replacement forged at the remaining day. The Dong-A Ilbo met Yeon at a convention room in Seoul Arts Center on Wednesday.
"Is it a clich to mention i think new each and every time? other from other composers, Wagner wrote all of the lines by way of himself", Yeon said. The orchestra also doesn`t remain as accompaniment and expresses the feelings of the performers. Various from Italian operas where the orchestra highly relies on the vocalist, the producer, singer and orchestra can create more than a few versions. here's what`s new".
Yeon had a substantial admiration of Wagner`s operas. Last year at Bayreuth, he completed in "The Flying Dutchman", "Valkyrja" and "Tannhauser", coming on level 16 times for 4 weeks. When asked why he digested any such tight killer schedule, Yeon acknowledged he didn`t wish to yield them to others.
This time, "The Flying Dutchman" reinterpreted the original, converting time background from 18th century to trendy time, and also modernized the stage.
"Daland is a father who needs to make his daughter marry a rich Dutch captain as an alternative of a deficient fianc who is a hunter", he said. "Daland used to be an experienced and simple character, yet this time replaced to uneasy and timid whale fishing send captain. The producer`s intentions were good".
Yeon said he first of all had an inferiority complex about being an Asian and being short. He recalls how he has struggled because of bias by foreigners. It changed into Daniel Barenboim who valued his voice and led him.
"Once i used to be making ready for a functionality in Japan", the opera singer said. "I don`t know if I was targeted, but an individual at the japanese generating company said he sought after the team to be composed of handiest Eu singers. Barenboim then said he wasn`t European and took me". Barenboim is a Jewish conductor born in Argentina.
This is why Yeon at all times tries to lead juniors. Tenor Kim Suk-chul who is appearing with him this time (Eric cast) was also invited to the Bayreuth festival, which was a tremendous deal helped by Yeon.
Yeon has a complete agenda till 2018. beginning with The recent York Metropolitan Opera next month where he'll play Verdi`s opera Il Trovatore, he will be on stage at London Royal Opera, the Staatsoper Wien, Opera National de Paris and Teatro genuine in Madrid.
Despite the tight schedule, Yeon will seem at a stage at two puts in Korea at year-end. Born in Cheongju, Korea, he will have a solo recital there in December as his 2d homeland performance. He will also carry out at a nursing house where his Cheongju Faculty of Tune professor is staying.
"Since it's miles difficult for elderly other folks to observe opera for see you later as two hours, I made up our minds to visit my hometown and sing Korean and German songs for them. The performance for my instructor often is the same with when I visited my Berlin music college professor and played for him. The professor is partly deaf, but is still enthusiastic in music".
"A international renown singer making a song at equivalent to stage might be discouraging", the Dong-A Ilbo reporter said. "Reputation is built by other people. If I have dignity of what I do, reputation is nothing. I don`t think I want to be self-conscious about others", Yeon said.