Beginning of May 2014, Bel Air classiques released a DVD with Verdi’s “Aida” from the Arena di Verona under the musical direction of Omer Meir Wellber and staged by La Fura dels Baus. The recording of the jubilee performance from June 2013 – celebrating the first century of the Arena di Verona Opera Festival and Verdi’s 200th birthday – was a huge success; the broadcast by German public TV ZDF alone reached 1,4 million viewers. Please click here for a trailer of the performance.
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Omer Meir Wellber conducts a live recording of Tchaikovsky’s opera Eugene Onegin. The recording, released in April 2013 by Cmajor, was made during his first year as Music Director at the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia at the rostrum of the Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana. In Mariusz Trelinski’s production he leads “an ideally well-balanced vocal cast” (Die Welt, 5 February 2011) headed by Artur Ruzinski as Onegin and Kristīne Opolais as Tatyana.
Mariusz Trelinski, Polish filmmaker and theater director, has created a series of dream-like, surrealist tableaux. The clear lines of the production are echoed by the slender musical design of Omer Meir Wellber – “Young and highly talented conductor Omer Meir Wellber turns Tchaikovsky’s opera Eugene Onegin into a miracle of poetry.” writes Julia Spinola in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (29 January 2011).
[…] the playing is first-rate . . . Omer Meir Wellber is an attentive conductor and a natural opera accompanist.
Record Review / John Allison, Opera (London) / 1 April 2012
[…] the Valencia's orchestra under Omer Meir Wellber performs . . . with temperament.
Record Review / Jacek Marczyñski, Rzeczpopolita / 5 August 2011
Omer Meir Wellber provides sensitive support on the podium and both Kurzak and the Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana are well-served by the recording engineers. . . . Highly recommended!
Record Review / Enzo Bordello, Parterre.com / 6 September 2011