Harry Kupfer, German opera dies at 84 after a 44-year careerJanuary 1, 2020
Harry Kupfer, German opera dies at 84 after a 44-year career
Harry Kupfer…One of the world’s most commended show executives, Germany’s Harry Kupfer, has passed on at 84 years old in Berlin, his organization affirmed on Tuesday. In a vocation traversing 44 years, Kupfer worked at show houses crosswise over Germany and was boss executive of Berlin’s notorious Komische Oper for over two decades.
Conceived in 1935, Kupfer considered in Leipzig and first worked in then-socialist East Germany. In any case, he rose to notoriety in 1978 with the creation of Richard Wagner’s “The Flying Dutchman” at the incredibly famous Bayreuth celebration.
He steered at the Komische Oper three years after the fact in 1981. An understudy of Komische Oper originator Walter Felsenstein, Kupfer arranged works by Mozart and Wagner and directed two world debuts at the show house before bowing out in 2002. He came back to Bayreuth in 1988, organizing Wagner’s “Ring of the Nibelung” nearby Argentine-Israeli conductor Daniel Barenboim.
After the fall of the Berlin Wall, Kupfer participated with Barenboim again on an aggressive undertaking to organize one Wagner shows a year through the span of 10 years at the Berlin State Opera. He kept on working until straight up to his demise, coordinating far and wide and arranging Georg Friederich Handel’s Poro in a triumphant come back to the Komische Oper prior this year.