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Bregenz Festival 2018: Beatrice Cenci

A04050101

Synopsis

Bregenz Festival continues its series of successful rediscoveries with Goldschmidt’s Beatrice Cenci. Church corruption, human violence and a daughter who plots revenge on her abusive father – Goldschmidt’s “Beatrice Cenci” has every ingredient for a gripping opera and the story of its origins is equally fascinating albeit tragic: The Jewish composer, who fled Germany to take up residence in London in 1935, entered an opera competition in the UK with his work. The jury awarded Goldschmidt’s draft opera a prize, but the promised performance never took place. It was not until 1988 that it received ist premiere as a concert performance. At this year’s Bregenz Festival brings Beatrice Cenci on stage for the first time.

Additional Info

  • No: A04050101
  • Composer: Berthold Goldschmidt
  • Conductor: Johannes Debus
  • Orchestra: Wiener Symphoniker; Prague Philharmonic Choir
  • Artists: Gal James, Dshamilja Kaiser, Christoph Pohl
  • Production year: 2018
  • Run time: 02:05:00
  • Director: Stage Director: Johannes Erath
  • Producers: A production of Unitel and ORF
  • Format: HDTV 16:9
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