Oper trotz Corona

Death in Venice

by Benjamin Britten
Oper trotz Corona

Death in Venice

by Benjamin Britten
Musical Direction
Bas Wiegers
Direction and Choreography
Demis Volpi
Stage and Costume Design
Katharina Schlipf
Gustav von Aschenbach
Matthias Klink
Old gondolier/Hotel manager/Barber/Leader of the street singer/Voice of Dionysus
Markus Eiche
Waiter at hotel / restaurant
Elliott Carlton Hines
Glassblower / Street singer
Christopher Sokolowski
English employee at tourist agency
Andrew Bogard
Erdbeerverkäuferin/ Straßensängerin
Claudia Muschio
Voice of Apollo
N. N.
Schüler*innen der John Cranko Schule, Staatsopernchor Stuttgart, Staatsorchester Stuttgart
Co-production of State Opera Stuttgart and Stuttgart Ballet.

A man in the midst of a personal crisis in his life: Gustav von Aschenbach is very successful professionally, but a vague sense of yearning drives him to search for something new and mysterious – he therefore decides to travel to Venice. In 1973 and based on a libretto by Myfanwy Piper, Benjamin Britten set to music author Thomas Mann‘s famous novella. Piper’s work has masterfully translated the storyline into theatrical images, and with his opera, the British composer surprised with a many-colored and exotic sounding work.

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