Swiss première of Rihm’s Die Hamletmaschine

Reading time: 1 min. Wolfgang Rihm

Wolfgang Rihm’s Hamletmaschine is a forgotten masterpiece of the modern age and was last staged in 1990, four years after its première. […] In a time characterised by fundamentalist attacks, religious wars, humanitarian tragedy, the loss of utopias and political uncertainty, Die Hamletmaschine becomes a matter of great topicality. (Zürich Opera House)

The Swiss première of Wolfgang Rihm’s Die Hamletmaschine takes place on 24 January at the Zürich Opera House. Gabriel Feltz conducts Sebastian Baumgarten’s production. Die Hamletmaschine is a musical play in 5 parts after a drama of the same name by Heiner Müller.

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Wolfgang Rihm: Die Hamletmaschine
musical play in 5 parts | 90'
24.1.2016, Opera House, Zürich; Hamlet I, Matthias Reichwald; Hamlet II, Anne Ratte-Polle; Hamlet III, Scott Hendricks; Ophelia, Nicola Beller Carbone; Chor der Oper Zürich; Philharmonia Zürich, cond. Gabriel Feltz
Further performances: 29.1.2016; 31.1.2016; 2.2.2016; 7.2.2016; 11.2.2016; 14.2.2016

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