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Bochumer Symphoniker

Prisoner of the State

orchestral
vocal
music theatre
Wed 27 May 2020 20.00
Concert hall
introduction by Klaas Coulembier 19.15
start 20.00

Standard €22.00 - €42.00

Reduction -26 €11.00 - €21.00

Reduction 65+ €19.80 - €37.80

Cult composer David Lang takes Beethoven’s Fidelio into the present

American Bang on a Can composer David Lang is fascinated by Beethoven's Fidelio, his only opera – for chamber orchestra, large male choir and four soloists. Taking Fidelio as his basis, Lang constructs a brand-new musical drama. The abuses portrayed are topical and of all times. The orchestra is both actor and eyewitness in the chronicle of an evil government and the fall of a political tyrant.

programme

David Lang (1957)
Prisoner of the State (Belgian première, commissioned by Concertgebouw Brugge)

commissioned by Concertgebouw Brugge, New York Philharmonic, De Doelen (Rotterdam), Barbican (London),
l'Auditori Barcelona, Bochumer Symphoniker & Malmö Opera

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David Lang (1957)
Prisoner of the State (Belgian première, commissioned by Concertgebouw Brugge)

commissioned...

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performers

Bochumer Symphoniker: orchestra
Flemish Radio Choir: choir
Steven Sloane: conductor
Claron McFaddon: soprano
Alan Oke: tenor
Jarrett Ott: baritone
Davóne Tines: bass
Elkhana Pulitzer: direction
Matt Saunders: decor
Floriaan Ganzevoort: lighting design
Maline Casta: costume design
Adam Larsen: images & projection
David Lang: libretto & music

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Bochumer Symphoniker: orchestra
Flemish Radio Choir: choir
Steven Sloane: conductor
Claron McFaddon: soprano
A...

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Wed 27 May 2020 20.00
Concert hall
introduction by Klaas Coulembier 19.15
start 20.00

Standard €22.00 - €42.00

Reduction -26 €11.00 - €21.00

Reduction 65+ €19.80 - €37.80

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