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Reigi õpetaja

Su 17/10/2021 16:00
Teater Vanemuine, väike maja, Tartu
16.80 - 21.00
Fatal love in 1642 in Reigi parsonage in Hiiumaa.

THE PARSON OF REIGI
/Reigi õpetaja/

Opera

Composer Eduard Tubin
Musical director & conductor Risto Joost
Director Roman Baskin
Scenographer Iir Hermeliin
Costume designer Kristel Maamägi
Choreographer Janek Savolainen
Lighting designer Margus Vaigur (Endla Theatre)
Original musical director Paul Mägi

Cast Jassi Zahharov (Estonian National Opera), Karmen Puis, Mati Turi, Pirjo Jonas, Annaliisa Pillak, Eve Kivisaar, Rasmus Kull, Jaan Willem Sibul, Simo Breede, Jüri Lumiste, Ruudo Vaher, Artur Nagel et al.
Vanemuine Symphony Orchestra and Opera Choir


The story is set in 1642 in the village of Reigi on the island of Hiiumaa, and in Tallinn. The main characters are Paavali Lempelius, the Parson of Reigi, and his young wife Catharina, who falls in love with Deacon Jonas Kempe who arrives from Stockholm. A rumour goes around in the village that Kempe has been exiled from Stockholm for making the wife of the local parson there fall in love with him with the help of witchcraft. Lempelius also accuses Kempe of using black magic. The lovers escape, but they are caught and executed on the town square in Tallinn, accused of adultery.

The fire of passion is the terrestrial counterpart of hellfire, but it is the only thing worth living for here on earth. The Parson of Reigi is artistically the supreme expression of this uncompromising philosophy in Kallas’s work. In Estonian literature, love is given short shrift, and it’s seen more as a status – a future, present and past marital status – and not as an existential state. A small nation shouldn’t waste its energy on hesitations stemming from lust – this was the instruction from statesman Jaan Tõnisson. There are two classic literary figures whose forbidden love is a main literary theme. They are A. H. Tammsaare and A. Kallas. Both know that the measure of love is being ready to die for it.
Jaan Undusk
An Estonian story: Aino Kallas’s The Parson of Reigi, Eesti Päevaleht

Roman Baskin has discreetly added naturalness and psychological depth to the rather clear-cut characters (including the supporting roles) created by Tubin. On the one hand this way the main characters who are deserving of more attention are highlighted, but on the other hand a nice balance is maintained between them and the supporting characters. The troupe is characterised by its convincing and integrated ensemble performance. This turns out to be surprisingly important so that the inner force of the main characters (especially Zahharov) can find resonance both on stage and among the audience. This is an excellent example of how important it is to unite the troupe into a whole that breathes together and is motivated to achieve a common goal.
Mihkel Truman, kultuur.err.ee news portal

Jassi Zahharov was presented with the 2015 music award of the Estonian Theatre Union for his world-class vocal and stage performance as Paavali Lempelius in Tubin’s opera The Parson of Reigi.

Premiere 4.04.2014, the Vanemuine Small Building.
Performed in: Estonian
Surtitles on big screen: Estonian, English

Attention! Limited visibility from rows 2 – 4 of side balcony in Small Building of Vanemuine.

 

Events website: http://www.vanemuine.ee/repertuaar/reigi-opetaja/

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Reigi õpetaja Su 17/10/2021 16:00 Teater Vanemuine, väike maja, Tartu 16.80 - 21.00
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Full prices 21 €
Discount ticket 16,80 €
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Attention! Limited visibility from rows 2 – 4 of side balcony in Small Building of Vanemuine.
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Teater Vanemuine SA
Teater Vanemuine SA
Vanemuise 6 Tartu 51003 Tartumaa
7440165
kassa@vanemuine.ee
Reg. no: 70004666
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