Wherever they are, that’s where the action is! The Catalan theatre group La Fura dels Baus stages T.H.A.M.O.S at the Felsenreitschule Salzburg. This very special Mozart Week performance is based on Thamos, King in Egypt, with interlude music by Mozart for the heroic drama written by Tobias Philipp Freiherr von Gebler, supplemented by other compositions by Mozart and texts by Nikolaus Tesla, Antonin Artaud and Alicia Aza. The drama sheds light on the cultural changes of mankind in the 21st century and deals with the attempt to overcome the new forms of slavery. Through the unravelling of physical and artistic paradigms, the individual existence of the artistic being is linked with the holistic experiment of the “body to be collective”. It is a spectacularly dramatic and theatrical journey, interweaving dance, new passages of writing and Mozart’s score, to which arias from other works have been added, sung by three soloists. A conductor from Mexico, a soprano from Egypt, a tenor from Thailand and a star bass from Germany are accompanied, as if this were nothing out of the ordinary, by the Salzburg Bach Choir and the Camerata Salzburg. Music brings people from all different cultures together, and Mozart knew how to do that better than anyone.

Additional Info

  • No: A04050108
  • Composer: Based on Mozart „Thamos, King in Egypt“ K. 345
  • Conductor: Alondra de la Parra
  • Orchestra: Camerata Salzburg; Salzburger Bachchor
  • Artists: René Pape, Fatma Said, Nutthaporn Thammathi
  • Production year: 2019
  • Run time: 01:40:00
  • Director: Stage Director: Carlus Padrissa (La Fura dels Baus)
  • Producers: UNITEL, ORF III, ZDF/Arte Concert
  • Format: 4K

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