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Lass uns die Welt vergessen – Volksoper 1938: Press reviews

"An Hour of Glory." (Kleine Zeitung, 15.12.2023)

"Yet the Volksoper does what theater does best, precisely theater, and presents with 'Let's Forget the World' an overflowing, superabundant, extremely ambitious, and ultimately profoundly moving evening about its own history." (Süddeutsche Zeitung, 15.12.2023)

"In the end, there were standing ovations and prolonged applause, marked by deep emotion for a journey into the past." (Kurier, 15.12.2023)

"It is a dignified, indeed in the best sense decent remembrance, for which there were minutes-long standing ovations in the end." (APA, 15.12.2023)

"There were standing ovations. The play should remain in the program throughout the entire Schoenberg Year 2024, the year of a displaced person." (Der Standard, 15.12.2023)

"The audience (...) paid great applause to the evening." (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 16.12.2023)

"For the anniversary season, the Vienna Volksoper commissioned a backstage play that explores its own history (...). With a touching resonance." (BR Klassik, 15.12.2023)

"Nevertheless, in 2023, the Volksoper boasts an ensemble that is astonishing, especially in all female roles, and the acting cast for the members of the artistic team is superb." (Süddeutsche Zeitung, 15.12.2023)

"The highly motivated ensemble, with its many intricate role assignments, can only be collectively appreciated. The audience rightfully thanked them with standing ovations." (Kleine Zeitung, 15.12.2023)

"Theu Boermans intertwines the three realities of operetta, its rehearsals, and the historical events in the outside world (...). The 73-year-old manages strikingly to navigate the rollercoaster of emotions between these three narrative levels. It is a ride on a razor's edge that succeeds, even if the merriment gets stuck in the throat repeatedly." (APA, 15.12.2023)

"What is particularly touching, however, is the composition of Israeli conductor Keren Kargalitsky." (BR Klassik, 15.12.2023)

"An uplifted and moved audience gave standing ovations." (Die Presse, 15.12.2023)

"Karen Kagarlitsky, the young conductor and composer from Israel, not only conducted the performance with lightness and precision, but she also had to reconstruct the operetta, which Boermans takes as the starting point of his narrative, from a piano score." (Kleine Zeitung, 15.12.2023)

"With the Volksoper Orchestra, every style is profoundly executed; even at the end, when the cheerfulness becomes eerie (...)." (Der Standard, 15.12.2023)

"The audience was touched by Kagarlitsky's performance and Boermans' narrative. There was much applause for today's ensemble, which brought the artistic Volksoper team of 1938 back to life once again." (Deutschlandfunk, 15.12.2023)