Landestheater Linz (Austria) will premiere during the second half of the season:
Dance enactment by Mei Hong Lin, music by Walter Haupt
Marie Antoinette, the French queen, fashion icon and the epitome of the lascivious woman who is seen as the symbol of a despised system that indulges in every form of corruption and is incapable of initiating necessary reforms. Mei Hong Lin has created a complex portrait of Austrian Empress Maria Theresa’s youngest daughter. The composer of the work, Walter Haupt, is the creator of the “Klangwolke” ("Sound Cloud") Linz.
First Release: 30 March 2019
The Hare with the Amber Eyes
Music by Henry Mason (Script and song lyrics) and Thomas Zaufke (Music) based on the eponymous novel by Edmund da Waal
In his bestseller, Edmund de Waal told the story of his family, a mighty clan of Jewish businessmen and the saga of a family heirloom: a collection of Netsuke – Japanese wood carvings – that survived world wars and Jewish pogroms. For Henry Mason, who grew up in Linz, this commissioned production is a project of the heart.
First Release: 06 April 2019
Opera in three acts by Luigi Cherubini
The ambivalent icon Medea: an accomplice in the robbery of the Golden Fleece from Colchis, consort, and wife of Jason, the leader of the Argonauts, castoff, avenger and infanticide. The strength and impact of this figure fascinates to present day, simultaneously arousing irritation as well as empathy. Luigi Cherubini’s opera, Médée, premiered in1797 and is his most renowned work inspired by the classical tragedies of Euripides and Pierre Corneille.
Premiere: 04 May 2019
Dance enactment by Ashley Lobo
Yama is the Hindu god of death and the underworld. At first a mere mortal, his death brings him to a better world of light and beauty. Therefore, he is not only the ruler of the underworld but also the discoverer of a paradise in the afterlife. The Indian-Australian choreograph, Ashley Lobo, who also has choreographed over twenty Bollywood films combined western dance movements with connectivity, yoga, breath and touch, and thereby created the Prana-Paint & Flow techniqueTM.
First Release: 25 May 2019
Music by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus | Song lyrics by Tim Rice and Björn Ulvaeus
Chess is about the rivalry between the American grandmaster, Frederick Tramper and his Soviet rival, Anatoly Sergievsky. The collaboration between Tim Rice and the two “B’s” from ABBA produced many hit songs including One Night in Bangkok and I Know Him So Well. After the success of the acclaimed On The Town once again a concert highlight from the Bruckner Orchestra Linz.
Premiere: 08 June 2019
Photo: Médée ©Robert Josipovic