Symposion: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau - a Centennial Singer in Berlin
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau worked at the Deutsche Oper Berlin for half a century. Between the 23-year-old's debut as the Marquis of Posa in Verdi's DON CARLO and his last appearance as a conductor in a symphony concert lie over 400 performances in 32 different roles.
At the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Fischer-Dieskau grew into the singer of the century, and here he showed the full range of his abilities as an interpreter of opera, but also as a shaper in lieder recitals.
Here he interpreted roles such as Wagner's Hans Sachs and Amfortas, Verdi's Falstaff and Amonasro, but also parts in operas by Artur Honegger, Winfried Zillig, Ferruccio Busoni and Paul Hindemith.
Fischer-Dieskau has left his mark on subsequent generations of singers like no other artist. His self-image as a thinking interpreter became a model, and his widely documented explorations of operatic roles and the great song cycles have set standards that are still valid today.
The tenth anniversary of Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau's death is now the occasion for the Deutsche Oper Berlin to dedicate a symposium to its long-time ensemble member. Companions such as his long-time piano accompanist Hartmut Höll will provide information about Fischer-Dieskau's working methods, Prof. Martin Fischer-Dieskau will shed light on his father as an interpreter of the Italian repertoire, and of course the members of the Deutsche Oper Berlin ensemble will also pay musical tribute to Fischer-Dieskau.