DRAMATURGY

Worked for the following opera directors:

  • Eike Gramss: Tristan (Salzburg), Rosenkavalier (Florence)
  • Dorothee Oberlinger: Lucio Silla (Handel, Herne / Göttingen / Ludwigsburg), Aci, Galatea e Polifemo (Handel, Salzburg)
  • Karoline Gruber: Pierrot lunaire (Salzburg)

Niessner also completed musical analysis of the stage works by Mozart (cyclical) and Handel.

He has presented projects about Alban Berg: Wozzeck, Lulu (problem of Act 3), Pelléas et Mélisande.

Libretto:

Advised on the choice of text and dramaturgy, as well as production of shortened versions of libretti.

Musical rendering of his own texts.

References:

Dorothee Oberlinger

Wolfgang Niessner has coached me extensively as part of my first opera projects, from which I benefit very much today.

Not only his profound introduction to conducting technique, but also his extensive knowledge about composition, style, formal layout and dramaturgy of a work, stylistical playing of basso continuo, timbres and their balance – all in the service of the affect and inspired by his longstanding cooperation with Nikolaus Harnoncourt – gave me the necessary basis for the musical work in the field of opera.

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