About Interpretation: Christian Gerhaher & Ulrich Matthes
Singer Christian Gerhaher and actor Ulrich Matthes are among the most important representatives of a métier quite inadequately described as performing arts. By bringing language and music to life, they imbue the work of art with decisive elements of their own individuality. Text and performance merge by virtue of an independence of both parts that makes the opposition of distance and empathy disappear. The conversation tries to trace the secret and conditions of interpretation.