Melancholy of Resistance - Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin (2024) - Mélancolie de la Résistance - Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin (2024)

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General Information

  • Production title:Mélancolie de la Résistance - Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin (2024)
  • Creation date:30/06/2024
  • Work - Composer:Melancholie des Widerstands - Marc-André Dalbavie
  • Opera house:Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin.


World Premiere.

"A small town is mired in lethargy. Functions of daily life have become unpredictable and the future holds little hope. But the arrival of a mysterious circus with bizarre figures promises distraction. The main attraction is a duke with three eyes. But it’s not about entertainment: He intends to destroy the people of the city...

The libretto by Guillaume Métayer is based on the eponymous 1989 novel by the Hungarian writer László Krasznahorkai, who, as the narrator of the apocalypse, created a black parable about the contemporary situation in Eastern Europe. The French composer Marc-André Dalbavie is considered a representative of spectral music. His works shape the process of opening up contemporary music to different musical expressions. The importance of timbre, as well as the sensory experience at the heart of all his work, is also a characteristic feature of this piece. Hungarian director David Marton has developed a film opera for the premiere, in which the lines between reality and fiction blur".

More information is available on the official website of the opera house.


June 30, 2024 18:00:00

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July 12, 2024 19:00:00


David Marton

Marie Jacquot

Matthias Klink

Tanja Ariane Baumgartner

Sandrine Piau

Philippe Jaroussky

Roman Trekel

Roman Trekel

Christian Oldenburg

David Oštrek

Sébastien Dutrieux

Anna Kissjudit

Jan Martiník

Julian Mehne

Rory Green

Viktor Rud

Ulf Dirk Mädler

Taehan Kim

Adam Kutny

Florian Hoffmann

Work's characters list



Georges Esther

Angèle Esther

Rosi Pflaum


Notable Hagelmayer


Notable Nadaban

Notable Madai

Le Chef de la police

La Femme du centre de tri

Le Directeur du cirque

L'Homme à tout faire du cirque

Un Poivrot

Un Policier

Un Médecin

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