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Péter Eötvös: Der goldene Drache (The Golden Dragon)

Péter Eötvös: Der goldene Drache (The Golden Dragon)
16. June 2019, Sunday 19:00 h
Miskolc National Theatre - Grand Theatre

Opera in one act, in English – Première in Hungary

Libretto: Péter Eötvös, based on Roland Schimmelpfennig’s play with the same title

The young woman (the little one), soprano – Einat Aronstein
The woman over sixty (old cook, granddaughter, the ant, Hans, Chinese mother), mezzo-soprano - Andrea Meláth
The young man (young Asian, waitress, grandfather, the cricket, Chinese aunt), tenor 1 – Andrew Mackenzie-Wicks
The man over sixty (old Asian, Eva, the brunette stewardess, the friend of the granddaughter, Chinese father), tenor 2 – Daniel Norman
The man (an Asian, Inga, the blond stewardess, Chinese uncle), baritone - Kornél Mikecz

Directed by: Bruno Berger-Gorski
Contributing: Israel Contemporary Players (Artistic Director: Dan Yuhas)
Conducted by: Zsolt Nagy

Der goldene Drache tells the tragic story of Chinese little boy who arrives at a town in Germany looking for his elder sister. He cannot find her and he ends up in an Asian eatery. He suffers from a terrible toothache but does not have social security so the four cooks try to help him. They pull out his tooth with pliers but they cannot stop his bleeding and he dies. His body is rolled up in a carpet and thrown into a nearby stream. Thus, in a surreal way, the boy in his death can return to his native China after countless vicissitudes.
The author, Roland Schimmelpfennig, was selected the playwright of the year for this play in 2010.

The World Première of Der goldene Drache (The Golden Dragon) was held in Frankfurt am Main on 29th June, 2014.

Péter Eötvös is one of the best known contemporary opera composers. As a conductor, he is considered one of the finest interpreters of modern music. Music, hence opera constitutes for him a complex artistic experience, a ritual, and he wants to make the audience an initiated participant in the act.

Tickets: 4800 / 3400 / 2000 HUF


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