The Red Death: Oratorium nach Edgar Allan Poe

SWR Symphonieorchester / Sylvain Cambreling

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The Masque of the Red Death

As a terrible plague rages across the country, the aristocracy take refuge in a castle, distracting themselves from the horrors outside with fabulous parties. In the end, however, the revellers discover that the Red Death is there among them. The theme of Edgar Allan Poe’s short story »The Masque of the Red Death« seems uncomfortably relevant at this time. And it is no coincidence that the Donaueschingen Festival has chosen to mark its hundredth anniversary this year by commissioning a musical work based on this story. In October, a brand-new oratorio based on »The Masque of the Red Death« will be premiered at Europe’s best-known contemporary music festival – it will also be performed at the Elbphilharmonie soon afterwards.


SWR Symphonieorchester

Chorwerk Ruhr

SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart

Rinnat Moriah soprano

Tora Augestad mezzo-soprano

Hagen Matzeit countertenor

Ed Lyon tenor

Dietrich Henschel baritone

conductor Sylvain Cambreling

IRCAM sound

Carlo Laurenzi computerized musical realisation


Donaueschingen - Jubiläumsprogramm

Francesco Filidei
The Red Death. Eine Passion von Francesco Filidei (Musik) und Hannah Dübgen (Text) / Inspiriert von »The Masque of the Red Death« von Edgar Allan Poe und dem »Purgatorium« aus der »Göttlichen Komödie« von Dante Alighieri


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Promoter: HamburgMusik

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