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Bochumer Symphoniker

Prisoner of the State

Belgische première
music
monumental
Tue 23 May 2023 -20.00
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Concertzaal
introduction by Jan Christiaens 19.15
start 20.00

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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

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

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

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Bochumer Symphoniker: orchestra
Flemish Radio Choir: choir
Steven Sloane: conductor
Claron McFadden: soprano
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Tue 23 May 2023 -20.00
Take a choice subscription and receive up to -50% discount
Concertzaal
introduction by Jan Christiaens 19.15
start 20.00

Standard €26.00 - €50.00

Actie -35 j. €17.25 - €32.85

Reduction -26 €13.50 - €25.50

All prices include booking fees.