Manfred Trojahn

Orest

Opera

13 April 2019
Saturday
19:30 - 20:45
No intermission
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Cast | 13.04.2019

Conductor Michael Boder
Regie, Bühne und Licht Marco Arturo Marelli
Costumes Falk Bauer
Assistant set designer Mario Ferrara
 
Orest Thomas Johannes Mayer
Menelaos Thomas Ebenstein
Apollon/Dyonisos Daniel Johansson
Hermione Audrey Luna
Helena Laura Aikin
Elektra Evelyn Herlitzius
 

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“…of burning intensity,” is what Die Zeit wrote after the premi.re of Manfred Trojahn’s Orest, whilst the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung spoke of “extraordinary density and colourfulness”. Premièred in Amsterdam in 2011, Trojahn’s Orest – with a libretto written by the composer – relates the myth of this murderer of his own mother. It is about coping with guilt and memories, about dealing with the deed, about persecution and liberation. Trojahn packs the outward events and the inner images of Orest with an extraordinarily expressive sound world that impressively describes the divided nature of his existence. Thus Orest is both a refugee and a seeker who – according to Trojahn – makes only one mistake: “He thinks that he can leave his guilt behind him – and only later does he realize that he has to live with this guilt in order to overcome it.”