THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA
Music by Astor Piazzolla, Antonín Dvořák and Ernest Bloch
with Johann von Bülow, reading
Johann von Bülow
Johann von Bülow is a graduate of the Otto Falckenberg School in Munich and made his film debut in 1995 with Nach Fünf im Urwald . Afterwards he was a permanent member of the ensemble at the State Theater in Mainz, the Schauspielhaus Zurich and Leipzig. This was followed by an engagement at the Schauspielhaus Bochum, further movies and numerous roles in television films and series. Including Das Adlon , Mord mit Aussicht and several Tatorte. Since 2018 he has played the main male role in the ZDF crime series Herr und Frau Bulle . He was last seen on the big screen at the beginning of the year in the remake of Lassie . In addition, Johann von Bülow works regularly as a speaker for radio plays and audio books. In 2014 he read the novel Butcher’s Crossing for the RBB and DAV as an audio book and from 2015 was the voice of Sherlock Holmes in the radio play series Sherlock & Watson – News from Baker Street . He realized several musical readings with the three musicians of the Boulanger Trio. In addition, since 2014 he has been touring the Republic with the Loriot Evening der ganz offene Brief .
The old Man and the Sea
Big game hunter. Deep sea fishermen. Civil war fighters. Womanizer. Ernest Hemingway was many things. Successful. Independent. Very masculine. And he suffered alive. Two days after his discharge from the clinic that was supposed to treat his depression, he shot himself to death in 1961. His life was also arduous, like that of the fisherman Santiago, whose duel with the fish he described in his most famous novel “The old man and that Sea ”describes.
Spencer Tracey, Anthony Quinn and Robert Redford played Santiago in adaptations of the Hemingway novel; Horst Janson did it on stage. Johann von Bülow portrays the fisherman at the Kurhaus Hamm; the renowned Boulanger Trio enriches the reading with music. Piazzolla’s “Seasons” are an atmospheric backdrop for the duel between fish and humans. Ernest Bloch’s “Nocturnes” sprinkle in dramatic spice.