The American post-minimalist composer David Lang (Los Angeles, 1957) offers a contemporary adaptation of Beethoven's Fidelio with Prisoner of the state. The opera tells the story of a woman who disguises herself as a prison guard to rescue her husband from unjust political imprisonment, transforming Beethoven's opera into an exploration of the defiance of a malign government. The orchestra – an essential part of the work – plays the role of observer in this opera staged under the direction of Elkhanah Pulitzer.
- Dates 3 July 2020
- Ticket prices To be confirmed
- Hall To be confirmed
- Cycle Sampler Series
DAVID LANG: prisoner of the state (2019)
National premiere. Co-commissioned by L’Auditori and the New York Philharmonic, the Rotterdam De Doelen, the London Barbican, the Bochum Symphony Orchestra, the Bruges Concertgebouw and Malmö Opera.
Barcelona Symphony Orchestra
Steven Sloane, musical director
Elkhanah Pulitzer, stage director
Claron McFadden, soprano (The Assistant)
Alan Oke, tenor (The Governor)
Jarrett Ott, baritone (The Prisoner)
Dashon Burton, bass-baritone (The Jailer)
Orfeó Català Male Choir