"Marc Niemann intelligently decoded the complex scores, but also kept an eye on the poetic mood."

Michael Pitz-Grevenig about sacre du printemps and Petrouchka in "Das Orchester" 6/2022

"Marc Niemann and the orchestra have played a decisive role in the success of the production. The interpretation is differentiated and sensitive, with a warm French sound"

Michael Stange on IOCO about the premiere of "Les contes d'Hoffmann"


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Rosenkavalier Premiere at Bremerhaven theatre

On 4 May 2024, the comedy for music "Der Rosenkavalier" by Richard Strauss based on a libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal will premiere at the Stadttheater Bremerhaven. Marc Niemann will be the musical director and Julius Theodor Semmelmann will direct.
Strauss and Hofmannsthal created this work in 1911, which contains so many allusions to already existing stage works, most obviously the proximity to Mozart's opera buffa "le nozze di Figaro", that it could almost be considered a historical outline of theatre history. However, it is often overlooked that neither the supposedly historically authentic language nor the frequently quoted waltz existed during Maria Theresa's reign. While this has given rise to criticism that "Der Rosenkavalier" is too close to operetta, scenes such as the presentation of the silver rose, the Marschallin's time monologue and the famous final sonnet are among the most impressive operatic scenes in literature.

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Festive opera gala "Romantik!" at Heidelberg theatre

To this day, musical romanticism is one of the most popular eras on our opera stages. Despite all the enthusiasm for the key works of Puccini, Verdi, Wagner and Strauss, it is often overlooked that the early Romantic period, based on composers such as Carl Maria von Weber, Heinrich Marschner and Albert Lortzing, created numerous highly interesting and atmospherically dense operas that prepared the aesthetic ground for the late romantic period in the first place.
Marc Niemann will present many rarities as well as well-known opera melodies from the first half of the 19th century with the Heidelberg Philharmonic Orchestra and the soloists and opera choir of the Heidelberg Theatre. The premiere on 08.03.24 will be followed by five further performances.

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