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Premiere | Friday 09.07.2021 | 7:30 p.m. | Opernhaus


Gerd Kühr / Hans-Ulrich Treichel


Uraufführung | Oper in vier Akten | Text von Hans-Ulrich Treichel | Kompositionsauftrag der Oper Leipzig, gefördert durch die Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung | In deutscher Sprache mit Übertiteln


Opera in four acts | Text by Hans-Ulrich Treichel | In German with German supertitles

This opera tells the initiation story of a young man named Albert, set against the backdrop of a divided Germany. The setting is the city of Berlin. We’re taken on a journey: to West Berlin in the 1970s, to a mythological time on the No-man’s land of the Peacock Island, to the pre-unification theater scene in West Berlin, and to the years after the fall of the Wall. Four female figures represent four the different stages of our jouney: Lise, a political science student; Friederike, a dental student; Marie, an actress; and Anna, a young woman from East Berlin.

Ulf Schirmer
Ulf Schirmer Musikalische Leitung
Thomas Eitler-de Lint
Thomas Eitler-de Lint Choreinstudierung
Christian Geltinger
Christian Geltinger Dramaturgie
Alina Adamski
Alina Adamski Lise
Julia Sophie Wagner
Julia Sophie Wagner Friederike
Christiane Döcker
Christiane Döcker Marie
Magdalena Hinterdobler
Magdalena Hinterdobler Anna
Mathias Hausmann
Mathias Hausmann Albert
Gabriel Pereira
Gabriel Pereira Sponti-Student, Hofmeister
Julian Dominique Clement
Julian Dominique Clement Studentenführer, Regisseur
Jochen Vogel
Jochen Vogel Grenzsoldat, Bote
Joan Vincent Hoppe
Joan Vincent Hoppe Flugblattverteiler
Einar Dagur Jónsson
Einar Dagur Jónsson 1. Russischer Soldat, Daramaturg
Jean-Baptiste Mouret
Jean-Baptiste Mouret Psychoanalytiker, Bote