Dresdner Musikfestspiele

Lance Ryan sings the tenor solo in Mahler's 8th Sinfonie "Sinfonie der Tausend" with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Omer Meir Wellber at the Dresdner Musikfestspiele. The concert takes place on may 21st, 2016 in the famous Dresden Kreuzkirche.

Oper Dortmund

Lance Ryan sings Tristan in the highly acclaimed new production for Oper Dortmund for the last time on May 29th, 2016.

Oper Köln

Lance Ryan will sing Cavaradossi|Tosca with Cologne Opera, starting on June 26th, 2016.

Dresden, Semperoper

Lance Ryan will sing his first Herod|Salome in a new production with Dresden's Semperoper. Premiere: septembre 24th, 2016

Hess. Staatstheater Wiesbaden

Lance Ryan premieres for the frist time in the title role of Peter Grimes with the Hessische Staatstheater Wiesbaden starting february 10th, 2017.

Oper Dortmund

Lance Ryan will sing the title role of Otello in a new production at the opera in Dortmund. Conductor Gabriel Feltz, staging Jens-Daniel Herzog. Premiere March 26th, 2017.

Nederlandse Opera, Amsterdam

Lance Ryan sings the role of Herodes|Salome in a new production at the Nederlandse Opera Amsterdam starting june 9th, 2017. Daniele Gatti will conduct, Ivo van Hove will direct the production.

Staatstheater Wiesbaden

Lance Ryan singt zur Saisoneröffnung 2017 in einer Neuproduktion die Titelrolle in Tannhäuser am Hessischen Staatstheater Wiesbaden.

25.11.2014

There are no translations available.

In den Bergen der Abruzzen, aber heute abend nach Rom. Knapp eine Woche sind wir hier gewesen, aber es scheint viel weniger. Die Tage vergehen wie Sand in den Haenden. Um der Sand zu einhalten, muss man die Haenden echt festhalten. Aber so das Leben verschwendet wird. Ich fange gerade Socrates: Ironist and Moral Philosopher von Gregory Vlastos zu lesen an, und ueberlege ich, wie besonders Sokrates und seine Vorgaenger die Existentiellangst erledigt haben. Klar, der Tod damals hatte einen ganz anderen Wert, aber trotzdem war es keine Tugend. Ich habe immer das Gefuehl bei den fruehe Sokratische Dialogen, dass Plato seinen Lehrer in einem schmeichelhaften Licht darstellte. Einer, der immer so neugierig war, und hat sich immer so merkwuerdig verhalten, war er so kalkuliert? Es scheint, also Sokrates nie die Ruhe im Leben gefunden hat, aber am enden hat er sein Leben einfach aufgegeben. Kann einer, der sich so auf das Leben interessiere, rehtorisch selbstmord begehen? Ich glaube, dass sein sinniges Leben den Sand streng festgehalten hat, und die Idee, dass der Sand alles auf einem vergehen koennte, ist ihm gar nicht eingefallen. Geist triumphiert ueber Materie.

In the mountains of Abruzzo, but this evening it's back to Rome. We've been here for just under a week but it seems so much less. The days go by like sand through your hands: in order to keep the sand you must hold your hands extremely still. But that is only just to waste one's life. I've just begun to read Socrates: Ironist and Moral Philosopher by Gregory Vlastos and I've been reflecting upon how Socrates and his precursors had managed the idea of existential angst.  Of course death had a whole different value back then, but nonetheless it was not something to look forward to. I always have the feeling from the early socratic dialogues that Plato portrays his teacher in a very flattering light. One, who was always so curious and was reported to have behaved in such a strange manner, was he so calculating? It seems that Socrates was never able to find peace in his lifetime, but in the end simply gave up his life. Is it possible that someone who was so incredibly interested in life can commit suicide through rhetoric? I think his mental life held the sand so well that the idea, that it can all slip away in one gesture, never really occured to him. Mind over matter.


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