"Beautiful... brutal... surreal... unsettling... intense... and erudite."
- Die Deutsche Bühne
"The incontestable ornament of the Munich Opera Festival... The massively applauded premiere of this in no way conceptually simple work had a lot to offer for both eye and ear. It should encourage the Munich Opera to further follow this path of contemporary opera.
- Die FAZ
"An exciting, nightmarish, nerve-wracking study of the clash of kisses and bites... It is dazzling, extreme... An incredible experience."
- Süddeutsche Zeitung
winner of the Munich Opera Festival Prize
an opera in 12 pictures
music by Hauke Berheide, libretto by Amy Stebbins
commissioned by the Bavarian State Opera
conductor OKSANA LYNIV
director AMY STEBBINS
set & video LUFTWERK
costumes BELEN MONTOLIU
light BENEDIKT ZEHM
chorus SØREN ECKHOFF
dramaturgy MALTE KRASTING
with Adriana Bastidas-Gamboa (Penthesilea), Edwin Crossley-Mercer (Achilles), Leela Subramaniam (Penthesilea's Shadow I), Hannah Herfurtner (Penthesilea's Shadow II), Joshua Owen Mills (Achilles' Shadow I), Frederic Jost (Achilles' Shadow II), and Hildegard Schmahl