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At the end of a 10-year project, a very special work on the art of conducting was published in time for Christian Thielemann’s 60th birthday. Images join words in a testimony to the truth and intimate intensity of conducting. They convey the meticulousness as well as the spontaneity and passion of rehearsal work.
CHRISTIAN THIELEMANN Conducting
Clemens Trautmann, Lois Lammerhuber
27 x 27 cm, 318 pages, 258 photos, English, German, hardcover, bound in linen, French fold jacket
ISBN 978-3-903101-09-8, EUR 99.-
12.03.2019 // show complete article
For the 13th time, Edition Lammerhuber presented a book as a special gift to guests of the Vienna Opera Ball. This time, the book celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Vienna State Opera. The success story of the “Opera House on the Ring” is presented in portraits of the 150 most impressive singers from these 150 years: Agnes Baltsa, Montserrat Caballé, Maria Cebotari, Plácido Domingo, Ferruccio Furlanetto, Elīna Garanča, Thomas Hampson, Jonas Kaufmann, Simon Keenlyside, Anna Netrebko, Luciano Pavarotti, Leontyne Price, Richard Tauber…
BEL CANTO tells of great singers of the opera house on the ring. Some worked there all their lives, while others only made a few guest appearances – but they all share a great affection, devotion, and love of the Viennese audience. Of the thousands of performers throughout the 150-year history of the house, 150 have been selected. Not the 150 with the most performances, but simply 150 extraordinary artists, which mean something to the house, its history and audience. Edition Lammerhuber dedicated and presented the book BEL CANTO in a special edition as what is referred to as a men's donation, or gift to attendees, at the Vienna Opera Ball on 28 February 2019. After Metamorphoses, Creation, Celebration, Close Up, Passion, Emotion, Glamor, On Stage, Harmony, Genesis, Chorus and Repertoire, BEL CANTO is the 13th book of an encyclopedia on theater based on the example of the Vienna State Opera.
DOMINIQUE MEYER became Director of the Vienna State Opera in 2010. He worked in the cabinet of Minister of Cultural Affairs, Jack Lang, before being appointed, in 1989, as Director General of the Paris Opera. From 1994 to 1999, he was Director General of Opera Lausanne, and from September 1999 until the end of the 2009/2010 season, he worked as General Manager and Artistic Director of the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris.
LOIS LAMMERHUBER has been chosen three consecutive times as the Best Photographer in the World. He joined the Art Directors Club New York in 1994. In 2014 he received the Republic of Austria’s Cross of Honour, First Class, for Science and Art, in 2017 the Golden Medal of Honour for Services to the City of Vienna and the Grand Medal of Honour for Services to the Province of Lower Austria. Since 2018, he has been the Director of the Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo.
BEL CANTO by Dominique Meyer, Lois Lammerhuber, Clemens Höslinger, Andreas Láng, Oliver Láng, Erich Seitter, Michael Pöhn, Axel Zeininger; 24 x 32 cm, 240 pages, 153 photos , German, English, French, hardcover, EUR 59.-, ISBN 978-3-903101-63-0
26.02.2019 // show complete article
"The quality of the photographs has enhanced public space." This is how a citizen of Baden expressed her enthusiasm for the Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo in mid-August and summed up what the exhibitions on I LOVE AFRICA have achieved. On display at a huge open-air gallery in Baden near Vienna from 8 June to 30 September during the Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo was the who’s who of photography – brought together under the theme I LOVE AFRICA. It attracted 189 258 visitors. Besides euphoric visitor reactions, the largest photo festival in Europe has already received three important awards: the Austrian Event Award 2018, the Maecenas Austria and Maecenas Lower Austria 2018.
34 photographers from 15 countries took part in the festival. The aesthetic magic of 2000 photographs on screens of up to 300 m² in size transformed the parks, streets and squares of Baden into a 'city of pictures' on a stretch of 4.5 km. Between Josefsplatz and Strandbad, photography and garden design merged into an enchanting open-air gallery. Admission free of charge. Four months long.
The energy of the festival draws on two main aspects: geography and environment. First, the pictures highlight one country – in 2018, the photographs, mainly from African portrait studios, talk about the dreams of people living in sub-Saharan Africa. Second, longer-term reportages tell us about moving relationships between humans and animals. In addition, schools in Lower Austria participated in the photo festival with their photos shown in an exhibition.
By conveying in photographs urgent environmental issues as well as the beauty of our planet, the festival stands for the human desire for peace and the good life. Events throughout the four months of the festival take the form of conversations with artists, workshops, theater productions and guided tours through the exhibitions.
Of great importance to the initiators is the EU-political dimension: From the cooperation between the city of Baden, situated on the eastern rim of Central Europe, and the photo festival in La Gacilly, situated on the western rim of Brittany, a pan-European spirit and joint effort emerges. The festival will be held annually in cooperation with the Festival La Gacilly Photo with a different theme each year. It is currently planned for five years.
A Few Facts & Figures
- 189 258 people visited the festival.
- 89.51% came from Austria and 10.49% from abroad.
- 4 716 000 euros estimated value was generated by day tourism.
- 1 165 000 euros estimated value was generated by overnight stay tourism.
- 1.3 million euros of publicity value was generated by the photo festival via 247 appearances in the media – with 2.2 publications on average per festival day.
The festival has received the following rewards:
AUSTRIAN EVENT AWARD 2018 – Gold in the category Public Events Charity / Social / Cultural (P2P)
MAECENAS AUSTRIA – main award in the category Special Award, Art & Culture for Cultural Institutions“
MAECENAS LOWER AUSTRIA 2018 – Artist Recognition Award in the category Special Award, Art & Culture
I LOVE AFRICA, the 2018 festival catalogue was published by Edition Lammerhuber. German/English; 17 x 23 cm; 260 pages; softcover; € 14.90. - edition.lammerhuber.at/en/books/i-love-africa
I LOVE AFRICA will be followed by HYMNE AN DIE ERDE (Hymn to the Earth) on 1 June thru 30 September 2019. For the 15th Anniversary of our partner festival La Gacilly, the curators have chosen The World as its theme. Contemporary photography is used to describe the state of the Earth, its unique beauty as well as the dangers that threaten the blue planet and humanity. Photographic observations range from Thomas Pesquet's impressions of the Earth, which he orbited as an astronaut for 196 days at the International Space Station (ISS), to Spike Walker's million-fold magnifications of life as seen under the microscope. "From my spaceship, I had the best possible place to observe the Earth," Thomas Pesquet says enthusiastically – "its beauty with all its treasures, but also its vulnerability".
Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo . 1 June thru 30 September, 2019 . Baden near Vienna. Opening hours: 24 hours. Admission to the festival is free of charge. Contact: Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo. Dumbagasse 9, A-2500 Baden. firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone: +43 2252 42269 . festival-lagacilly-baden.photo
11.12.2018 // show complete article