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Music Theatre: Frankenstein / World Premiere
Hamburg International Music Festival
In his hubris, Frankenstein, an ambitious young scientist, creates an artificial human being who mutates into a murderous monster and drives both of them to their deaths. Mary Shelley wrote this story in 1818 when she was only 19 years old. It is now firmly established as a classic of its genre, incorporating a vision of the future, a horror story, ethical reflection and a political statement at the same time. To mark the novel’s 200-year anniversary, the Hamburg-based composer Jan Dvořák and the film and opera director Philipp Stölzl from Berlin (»Der Medicus«, »Winnetou«) retell it as a gothic opera featuring nature sounds, shock effects and dark neo-romanticism.
In German with German and English surtitles.
Catrin Striebeck acting
Viktor Rud baritone
Andromahi Raptis soprano
Sascha Emanuel Kramer tenor
Alin Anca bass baritone
Stefan Sevenich bass baritone
Instrumentalisten der Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg
musical director Johannes Harneit
Philipp Stölzl staging, stage design
Philipp M. Krenn co-director
Heike Vollmer stage design
Kathi Maurer costume design
Janina Zell Dramaturgie
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5 questions for Jan Dvořák
On 20 May the first performance of the opera »Frankenstein« will be given at Kampnagel. Composer Jan Dvořák explains what the audience can expect.
Promoter: Staatsoper Hamburg
A production of Staatsoper Hamburg in cooperation with Elbphilharmonie Hamburg and Kampnagel. Adaption of the production of Theater Basel.
Germany's largest independent performance venue. Since 1984 this multifunctional stage complex has made the former crane factory its home: six stages, a cinema, nine rehearsal rooms and a restaurant.
Bus 172, 173: Jarrestraße (Kampnagel)
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There are parking spaces for people with disabilities located on the Kampnagel premises. Furthermore, ramps to the box office and foyer as well as disabled toilets (with hand rails and automatic doors) are available. Stalls are only accessible via steps, therefore persons with mobility disabilities are kindly asked to announce their arrival in advance – the in-house service team will be happy to assist you.