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Tragedy Of A Friedship (2013)

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  Wagner versus Nietzsche: a fatal friendship

In 2013, it will be 200 years since Richard Wagner was born: an ideal time to turn the spotlight on this legendary composer. The Flanders Opera invited Jan Fabre to make a musical theatre creation on the subject of Wagner, who is one of his favourite artistic figures. He was inspired by Wagner's 13 operas and the fascinating but tragic association between Wagner and Nietzsche, which ended in a feud. In collaboration with the writer and Nietzsche expert Stefan Hertmans and the German composer Moritz Eggert, the result is an exciting new work of theatre.

Coproductio,: Troubleyn/Jan Fabre, Concertgebouw Brugge, Théâtre de la Ville Paris, Opéra de Lille, Wagner Genèva Festival & Holland Festival.
text Stefan Hertmans, Wagner, Nietzsche

voices Tenor/Mezzo (live)

instruments Orchestra, Theremin, Cello, Harmonium (from tape)

duration 3 h 15'

world premiere 05/15/2013
singers: Lies Vandewege / Hans Peter Janssens, Performers: Silke Muys / Anne Pajunen / Solène Weinachter / Gustav Koenigs / Nikolaus Barton / Annabelle Chambon / Cédric Charron / Ivana Jozic / Kurt Vandendriessche / Fabienne Vegt
Musicians from Tape: Lydia Kavina (ther.), Jadranka Gasparovic (vc.), Nico Declerck, Moritz Eggert (Harmonium), Flanders Symphony Orchestra, Conductor: Moritz Eggert
Antwerp (Belgium), Opera Antwerp, "Opera XXI"

special contains parts of „man soll schwimmen“ (cycle for Trio) and „My Sleep Is A Dream“ (cycle for orchestra), sound improvisations and A Cappella – excerpts from operas by Richard Wagner


Tragedy of a Friendship - Warm-Up from Opera Vlaanderen on Vimeo.

Jan Fabre | Troubleyn - Tragedy of a Friendship from Peak Performances on Vimeo.

see also man soll schwimmen
My Sleep Is A Dream

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