opera in five acts
libretto by Frank Witzel
Commissioned by Staatsoper Stuttgart
in german with german and english surtitles
Dora is in her mid-twenties and stuck in the sheltered surroundings of her family. Though she still has her whole life ahead of her, she suspects that the future has only the same old worn and well-known ideas to offer than before. Dora, the 21st century’s new heroine of opera, meets her present with total rejection and finds herself in aimless search for something different. Bernhard Lang's rhythm-driven music becomes Dora’s accomplice. In his opera about a longing for something radically new, Lang and librettist Frank Witzel playfully mix varying sounds from different musical epochs whilst laying tracks to centuries old characters, myths and stories. In her relentless search for direction however, Dora resorts to a time-honoured trick by calling upon the devil himself.
With kind support of Stefan von Holtzbrinck
March 3, 2024
from grade 10
There will be an introduction 45 minutes before the performance at foyer I. floor.