Opera in two acts by Francesco Gasparini
adapted by Fredrik Schwenk
Libretto by Fredrik Schwenk based on Apostolo Zeno, Pietro Parati and William Shakespeare
in Italian with German surtitles
Conductor FLORIAN ZIEMAN
Director AMY STEBBINS
Set & Costumes ANNA SIEGROT
Chorus ACHIM FALKENHAUSEN
Video ELISABETH KÖSTNER and LARS NEUMANN
with Felix Mischitz (Ambleto), Yohan Kim (Fengone), Sonja Isabel Reuter (Veremonda), Neele Kramer (Gerilda), Eddie Mofokeng (Valdemaro), Julian Rohde (Siffrido), Kathelijne Wagner (Ildegarde), Opera Chorus, Philharmonic
"Director Amy Stebbins relies less on "explaining" the inner and outer conflicts with a didactic pointer finger. Instead, she weaves the entanglements of power and love into a very imaginative play of coexistence and conflict. We see the silhouette of a city, individual houses. These stage houses are accessible: behind every window there is life, behind every door there is a possible danger. This is beautifully illuminated - and works dramaturgically and dramatically outstandingly well. ... A lively and empathetic play unfolds on stage, where feelings of love are vividly and expressively set against deceit and mere lust for power."
- Anno Lücker, Opernwelt
"With impressive authenticity, Amy Stebbins portrays this disorienting thriller through psychologically astute direction, alternating between tension-filled two-person constellations and ensemble arrangements."
- Hildesheimer Allgemeine Zeitung