07.02.–05.03.2025 / Opera

Der Leuchtturm / Dido und Aeneas

Peter Maxwell Davies / Henry Purcell
Fri 07.02.2025
Theater Duisburg
19:30 - 22:30
Premiere Opera
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Premieren-Abo Duisburg
Dates
19:30 - 22:30
Premiere Opera
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Premieren-Abo Duisburg
15:00 - 18:00
Opera
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19:30 - 22:30
Opera
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Wechselnde Wochentage-Abo D
18:30 - 21:30
Opera
Afterwards: Nachgefragt
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Wechselnde Wochentage-Abo C
15:00 - 18:00
Opera
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Sonntagnachmittags-Abo
19:30 - 22:30
For the last time this season Opera
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Kleines-Abo-2, Wechselnde Wochentage-Abo B
Content
Stormy tales - very British
Dido and Aeneas
Opera in three acts
Libretto by Nahum Tate

Der Leuchtturm (The Lighthouse)
Chamber opera in one prologue and one act
Libretto by the composer

In English with German surtitles
approx. 3 hours, one break
For all from 12 upwards
In 1900, three keepers disappear without a trace from a remote lighthouse in the north of Scotland. Sir Peter Maxwell Davies based his chamber opera "The Lighthouse" (1980) on this unresolved incident, which retraces the events in a mixture of documentation and vision of what actually happened at the time. Maxwell Davies' composition ranges from the roaring waves surrounding the lighthouse to the chant-like arguments between the three keepers Sandy, Blazes and Arthur that lead to the catastrophe.

Aeneas' arrival at Dido's court makes big waves. The Trojan sailor makes the heart of the Queen of Carthage beat faster - and Aeneas also returns her love. However, the dream of eternal happiness proves to be a fading illusion after an evil sorceress intervenes... Henry Purcell's intimate and poignant tale of Greek mythology was one of the most moving laments in the history of musical theatre in 1689.
Musikalische Leitung
Killian Farrell
Inszenierung
Choreographie
Musikalische Leitung
Killian Farrell
Inszenierung
Kostüme
Chorleitung
Cast
Sandy / 1. Offizier
Adrian Dwyer
Blazes / 2. Offizier
Arthur / 3. Offizier

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