|Stage Direction | Lighting Design||Sebastian Ritschel|
|Musical Director||Manuel Pujol|
|Set Design | Costume Design||Heike Mirbach|
|Choreography||Dan Pelleg, Marko E. Weigert|
|Premiere||08.10.2011 | GHT Görlitz-Zittau|
|Kurfürstin Marie||Audrey Larose Zicat|
|Baronin Adelaide||Patricia Bänsch|
|Baron Weps||Tim Stolte|
|Graf Stanislaus||Adam Sanchez|
|Schneck||Egill Arni Palsson|
|Professor Süffle||Konstantin Krisch|
|Professor Würmchen||Hans-Peter Struppe|
|Tanzcompany des GHT Görlitz-Zittau|
|Chor des GHT Görlitz-Zittau|
|Neue Lausitzer Philharmonie|
Jens Daniel Schubert - Sächsische Zeitung
Of birds and other animals!
Sebastian Ritschel staged the operetta "Der Vogelhändler" in Görlitz as a tremendous pleasure. At the premiere on Saturday the audience was surprised and increasingly enthusiastic. The idea of staging the sentimental-conservative story as an animalistic panopticon proved to be a concept as entertaining as promising. Especially since it has been realized with ingenuity, great dedication and professional skill. [...]
The most vocally convincing performance of the evening came from the homogeneous and sophisticated sounding choir, the more it integrated itself precisely and disciplined through play and agitation in the strictly choreographed staging concept. [...]
But director Sebastian Ritschel does not interpret animal masks psychologically, but uses them, together with the choreographers Dan Pelleg and Marko E. Weigert, to find characterizing movement patterns for the characters, typifying attitudes and effective arrangements.
With the modern, intense and almost acrobatic choreographed dance company the scenes get rhythm and additionally funny refractions. Everything has its place, the songs of "Ahnderl" and "Kirschbaum", of the "Rosen in Tirol" and of "Christel von der Post", but in a slightly different context.
Süffle (Konstantin Krisch) and Würmchen (Hans-Peter Struppe) have blossomed into the piece accompanying zoology professors. Staged as wonderfully exaggerated parodies the two analyze, categorize and comment everything. In the end, it is the third-pairing behavior of peregrine falcon and pigeon, which leads without any scientific interpretation to large success: Thundering applause for an entertaining adaptation of Carl Zeller's "Der Vogelhändler" ...