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, stage director and artistic leader of the Needcompany, restages the opera at the Felsenreitschule and further develops Nono’s laterna magica inspired theatre. Next to the extremely important choir (Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor), the renowned Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and Sean Panikkar, Sarah Maria Sun and Anna Maria Chiuri in the main roles, Lauwers puts 56 extras on the crowded stage. In close collaboration with Ingo Metzmacher, distinguished expert in new music, Lauwers writes a new chapter in the performance history of this political opera. “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
  • Artists: Sean Panikkar, Sarah Maria Sun, Anna Maria Chiuri, Antonio Yang, Musa Ngqungwana, Wiener Staatsopernchor
  • Production year: 2021
  • Run time: 01:25:00
  • Director: Stage Director: Jan Lauwers
  • Producers: Unitel
  • Format: 4K
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