JEWISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA MUNICH, CONDUCTOR: DANIEL GROSSMANN
Director: Miriam Ibrahim
If the Jewish-Polish composer Mieczysław Weinberg is known for anything, then it is for the opera “The Passenger” – his Holocaust survivor story. The Jewish Chamber Orchestra Munich takes the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the composer’s birth to dedicate a festival to his multi-faceted work and unusual biography.
In this chamber opera, based on George Bernard Shaw’s play, Weinberg’s predilection for the grotesque, off-the-wall, and witty becomes apparent.
ATTENTION: strobe effects are used in this performance. Some frequncies might cause epileptic attacks.
TEXT by the composer based on Bernard Shaw’s Farce Passion, Poison and Petrifaction
SIR GEORGE FITZTOLLEMACHE Juan Carlos Petruzziello
LADY MAGNESIA, his wife Susanne Bernhard
PHYLLIS, Maid Yulia Sokolik
ADOLPHUS BASTABLE, Butler Petro Ostapenko
SCENIC ARRANGEMENT Miriam Ibrahim
STAGE Miriam Ibrahim, Nicole Wytyczak
COSTUME, VIDEO Nicole Wytyczak
DRAMATURGY Andrea Schönhofer
LOOP / DJ Giovanni Berg
Jewish Chamber Orchestra Munich
CONDUCTOR Daniel Grossmann
other events during the Festival:
21 MAY, 20:00, KAMMER 1: ORCHESTRAL CONCERT
An evening featuring Weinberg’s complete works and his compositional development.
Violin Sándor Galgóczi, Flute Noémi Györi
26 MAY, 20:00, KAMMER 3: LECTURE RECITAL
Weinberg expert Verena Mogl connects the composer’s biography and work to politics and contemporary history.
Violin Tassilo Probst, David Fruhwirt Piano Johannes Umbreit in conversation Verena Mogl and Daniel Grossmann