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A Glimpse of the Final Rehearsals for the New “Jedermann”

17 JUL 2013

published in: Drama

Cornelius Obonya (Everyman), Julia Gschnitzer (Everyman's Mother) (Photo: SF / Forster)
“During our preparation period, we studied Reinhardt’s and Hofmannsthal’s work very intensively. We examined the stage, the costumes and the music of the Salzburg production – as far as they have come down to us – and we make reference to them wherever we consider it appropriate. In contrast to recent years, our stage – a wood construction like the one Reinhardt used – is conceived as a free-standing entity, removed from the Cathedral’s façade and with two levels. The music we use will include variations on the original music from Reinhardt’s production, in addition to folk songs and music from the period of the Salzburg world premiere – the 1920s.” You can inspect the overall look of the production in these first rehearsal photographs from the Jedermann production (copyright: SF / Forster):

For further photographs, please click here.

This year’s Jedermann offers not only a new leading team to the audience on Cathedral Square. The cast is also new. As Jedermann, Cornelius Obonya walks in the footsteps of his grandfather, Attila Hörbiger, who played the title role from 1935 to 1937 and from 1947 to 1951. At his side, Brigitte Hobmeier plays the attractive Lover. She already impressed Salzburg Festival audiences last year when she appeared in Händl Klaus’ Meine Bienen. Eine Schneise. The high-carat ensemble also includes Peter Lohmeyer (Death), Simon Schwarz (Devil), Sarah Viktoria Frick (Good Works), Hans Peter Hallwachs (Faith), Jürgen Tarrach (Mammon), Julia Gschnitzer (Jedermann‘s Mother), Patrick Güldenberg (Jedermann‘s Good Companion), Hannes Flaschberger (Fat Cousin), Stephan Kreiss (Thin Cousin), Fritz Egger (Debtor), Katharina Stemberger (The Debtor’s Wife), Johannes Silberschneider (Poor Neighbour), Sigrid Maria Schnückel (Cook), Florentina Rucker (God) as well as Stephan Kreiss and Hannes Flaschberger (Narrators). The stage music will be performed by the Ensemble 013.

The piece has its premiere on July 20 at 9:00 pm, followed by another 13 performances.

All those who are unable to purchase a ticket for the popular Jedermann performances can follow the production on Sunday, July 28, 2013 at 10:00 pm, on Saturday, August 24, 2013 at 08:00 pm or on Saturday, September 01, 2013 at 08:00 pm on Kapitelplatz, when it will be broadcast as part of the Siemens>Festival>Nights, or can purchase a standing room ticket for 5 Euros before good-weather performances (only available on-site at the Franziskanergasse, one hour before the beginning of a performance).

We wish the entire ensemble “Break a leg!” for the premiere – and good weather, of course!