Bernstein: A Quiet Place – première

9th April, 2018
7.00 pm

Müpa Budapest — Festival Theatre
UMZE Chamber Ensemble, soloists of Wiener Kammerchor
Walter Kobéra
Stephen Wadsworth
Libretto adapted and reduced orchestration by:
Garth Edwin Sunderland
Set, costumes:
Christian Tabakoff
Norbert Chmel
Vocal coach:
Antanina Kalechyts
Philipp M. Krenn
An event jointly organized with Neue Oper Wien.

Sponsor: European Union – Creative Europe Programme

Ticket prices: 2900 Ft, 3500 Ft, 4500 Ft

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Walter Kobéra 
Photographer: Armin Bardel

Bernstein: A Quiet Place – première

Performance by Neue Oper Wien
  1. Sam: Steven Scheschareg
  2. Dede: Katrin Targo
  3. Junior: Daniel Foki
  4. François: Nathan Haller
  5. Funeral director: Markus Miesenberger
  6. Bill: Georg Klimbacher
  7. Susie: Rebecca Blanz
  8. Analyst: Savva Tikhonov
  9. Doc: Johannes Schwendinger
  10. Mrs. Doc: Veronika Dünser

The 100th anniversary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth is celebrated in 2018. The Neue Oper Wien, which is committed to contemporary opera (bringing Péter Eötvös’s Lilith to Budapest the last time), presents Bernstein’s last work for the stage. Written between 1980–1983, A Quiet Place is a sequel to Trouble in Tahiti, which he created three decades earlier. Both pieces offer an ironic view of the American dream – the one that is pursued not only in America.

The dramaturgy of the production and the arrangement for a chamber ensemble is the work of Garth Edwin Sunderland, a Bernstein specialist. This version, which adheres to the spirit of the original but has a slightly different structure, was premiered by the Ensemble Modern in 2013, at the Vienna Konzerthaus, under the baton of Kent Nagano.

Opera in three acts without intermission, in English with Hungarian surtitle.
The performance is not recommended for audiences under the age of 16.

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