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Bochumer Symphoniker

Prisoner of the State

Belgische première
music
monumental
Tue 23 May 2023 -20.00
Last tickets
Concertzaal
introduction by Jan Christiaens 19.15
start 20.00
expected end time 21.25

Standard €26.00 - €50.00

Actie -35 j. €17.25 - €32.85

Reduction -26 a. €13.50 - €25.50

All prices include booking fees.

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

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

programme

David Lang (1957)
Prisoner of the State

performers

David Lang: libretto and composition
Bochumer Symphoniker: orchestra
Steven Sloane: conductor
Magdalena Klein: assistant conductor

Claron McFadden: soprano – The Assistant
Davóne Tines: bass – The Jailer
Alan Oke: tenor – The Governor
Michael Wilmering: baritone – The Prisoner

Flemish Radio Choir: chorus of Prisoners and Guards

Elkhanah Pulitzer: director
Diana Wyenn: associate director
Miguel Alejandro Castillo: assistant director, movement, and choreography
Matt Saunders: set design
Adam Larsen: projections
Thom Weaver: light design, technical director
Yannick Godts: associate light design
Maline Casta: costume design
Noelle Quanci: assistant costume design

Unusual Suspects (NL): executive producers

Commissioned by Concertgebouw Brugge, New York Philharmonic, De Doelen (Rotterdam), Barbican (London), l’Auditori Barcelona, Bochumer Symphoniker & Malmo Opera

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David Lang: libretto and composition
Bochumer Symphoniker: orchestra
Steven Sloane: conductor
Magdalena Klei

Tue 23 May 2023 -20.00
Last tickets
Concertzaal
introduction by Jan Christiaens 19.15
start 20.00
expected end time 21.25

Standard €26.00 - €50.00

Actie -35 j. €17.25 - €32.85

Reduction -26 a. €13.50 - €25.50

All prices include booking fees.