Golden Dragon – remake

Golden Dragon

22, 24, 25, 30 June & 1, 3 July 2022
Peter Eötvös’ music theater “The Golden Dragon” in the production of Barbora Horáková at Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden.


Péter Eötvös’s opera focuses on the timeless subject of illegal immigration, seems on occasionally humorous but still raises profound social questions and could be considered a comical and dramatic work. Based on Roland Schimmelpfennig’s eponymous drama, the opera tells the story of characters of different generations, all of whom live above the Asian restaurant “The Golden Dragon”. In a series of rapidly changing, stylized vignettes, five singers take on twenty-five roles while narrating the stage directions.

Conductor:  Marie Jacquot
Staging:  Barbora Horáková
Set and Costume design: Annemarie Bulla
Lighting Design:  Marco Dietzel
Video: Sergio Verde
Dramaturge: Kai Weßler


The junge Frau (Der Kleine)  Mariya Taniguchi
The Frau über sechzig (The alte Köchin, The Enkeltochter, The Ameise, Hans, The chinesische Mutter)  Karina Repova
Der junge Man (Ein junger Asiate, The Kellnerin, Der Großvater, The Grille, The chinesische Tante)  James Park
Der Man über sechzig (Ein alter Asiate, Der Freund der Enkeltochter, Der chinesischer Vater, The dunkelbraune Stewardess)  Ralf Rachbauer
Der Man (Ein Asiate, Der chinesische Onkel, The blonde Stewardess)  Doğukan Kuran



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Photo: Prisca Netterer

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