Special concert


Feb. 12, 2022
8 p.m.
Cologne Philharmonie Tickets Tickets für Abo-Kunden

Bernd Alois Zimmermann

»The Soldiers« (1957-65) Opera in four acts based on the play by Jakob Michael Reinhold Lenz

  • Pavel DanilukWesener, a gallantry dealer in Lille
  • Emily HindrichsMarie, his daughter
  • Judith ThielsenCharlotte, his daughter
  • Kismara PezzatiWesener's old mother
  • Leigh MelroseStolzius, draper in Armentières
  • Iris VermillionStolzius' mother
  • Miroslav StričevićObrist, Count von Spannheim
  • Martin KochDesportes, a nobleman
  • John HeuzenroederPirzel, a captain
  • Oliver ZwargEisenhardt, a field preacher
  • Miljenko TurkHaudy
  • Wolfgang Stefan SchwaigerMary
  • Peter TsantsitsA young officer
  • Dino LüthyA young officer
  • Young Woo KimA young officer
  • Sharon KemptonThe Countess de la Roche
  • Alexander KaimbacherThe young count, her son
  • Seungjick KimThe Countess de la Roche's servant
  • Ján RuskoThe young midshipman
  • Stefan HadzicThe drunken officer
  • Herrenchor und Extrachor der Oper Köln
  • Gürzenich-Orchester Köln
  • Calixto BieitoDirection
  • Paul JeukendrupSounddesign
  • François-Xavier RothConductor

Cologne made musical history in 1965 with the premiere of Zimmermann's »total theatre«. François-Xavier Roth and Calixto Bieito translate this dystopia about a brutalised society alienated from the principles of ethics and humanity into a concentrated version for the concert hall.

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