Salzburg Festival 2021: Intolleranza 1960


Luigi Nono caused a riot at the premiere of his “scenic action” Intolleranza in 1961. The opulent work that collages singing, orchestra, film projections, dance and light has lost none of its actuality, neither in its form nor in its content: the odyssey of a nameless emigrant who is persecuted and tortured ends fatally in the floods of the river that separates him from his homeland. Jan Lauwers’ production in the impressive Felsenreitschule reflects his intense study of the meaning of political art. For Nono expert, conductor Ingo Metzmacher, Nono’s work and legacy are like a guideline that he still follows today. The performers and dancers of the NEEDCOMPANY, the BODHI PROJECT und SEAD – Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance create images of oppressive intensity in teeming tableaux. “The cast is superb, from Sean Panikkar’s eloquent, impassioned immigrant to Musa Ngqungwana's harrowing torture victim.” Financial Times

Additional Info

  • No: A04050165
  • Composer: Luigi Nono
  • Conductor: Ingo Metzmacher
  • Orchestra: Wiener Philharmoniker; Wiener Staatsopernchor
  • Artists: Sean Panikkar, Sarah Maria Sun, Anna Maria Chiuri, Antonio Yang, Musa Ngqungwana
  • Production year: 2021
  • Run time: 01:25:00
  • Director: Stage Director: Jan Lauwers
  • Producers: Unitel, ORF, 3sat, WDR/ARTE, Wiener Philharmoniker, Salzburg Festival
  • Format: 4K
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