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Golden Dragon

 19 August 2015 at 8pm 

Golden Dragon

Bregenz Festival


Music theatre (2014)
Libretto by Roland Schimmelpfennig
adapted by Peter Eötvös
First performance in Austria
Co-production with Ensemble Modern
and Oper Frankfurt

An Asian fast-food restaurant where five people from different generations meet. A small man suffering from toothache. The fable of the ant and the cricket. A tooth that is removed with a wrench and lands in a stewardess's bowl of soup. A family that makes a phone call from the gap in the teeth.

Roland Schimmelpfennig's theatrical fable The Golden Dragon, which premiered at Vienna's Burgtheater in 2009, has been adapted by the Hungarian composer Peter Eötvös as a many-layered piece of music theatre, in which five performers play 18 roles. After its world premiere at Oper Frankfurt, the most recent stage work by one of the most successful opera composers of our time is now being performed at the Bregenz Festival. For the production, the world renowned Ensemble Modern is returning to Lake Constance after a ten-year absence.

Peter Eotvos : Golden Dragon

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