Angels in America

Opera in two parts 

Commissioned by Théâtre du Châtelet Paris

Description

World premiere: 23 November 2004, Paris, Châtelet
Conductor: Peter Eötvös
Staging: Philippe Calvario

 

Opera based on Tony Kushner’s play
Libretto: Mari Mezei
Language: English

 

The two-part play by Tony Kushner (“Millennium Approaches” and “Perestroika”) is one of the most important dramas of 20th century American literature. Both parts of the play were performed around the world in the 1990s, and have been filmed. The drama which lasts for seven hours has been re-structured by Mari Mezei and this opera version lasts between two, and two and a half hours. The premiere of the opera was take place in November 2004 in Paris, at the Châtelet Theater, the commissioners of this work.

The New York author Tony Kushner, very politically aware, describes the American neurosis at the turn to a new Millennium as a dark nightmare set within dramatic hallucinations. Many of the main characters are persons from real life, as for example Ethel Rosenberg, who has been sent by the criminal lawyer (Roy Cohn) – a collaborator of McCarthy – to death on the electric chair. Ethel Rosenberg’s spirit appears in Kushner’s play, and in the opera as well, to watch the painful death of AIDS suffered Roy Cohn.

Synopsis

Angels in America focuses on the stories of two troubled couples, one gay, one straight: Louis Ironson and Prior Walter, and Mormon lawyer Joe Pitt and his wife Harper. After the funeral of Louis’s grandmother, Prior tells him that he has contracted AIDS, and Louis panics, realizing he cannot stand the strain and fear. Meanwhile, Joe is offered a job in the Justice Department by Roy Cohn, his right-wing, bigoted mentor and friend. But Harper, who is addicted to Valium and suffers anxiety and hallucinations, does not want to move to Washington.

Performances

3 Mar, 2020
Braunschweig, Germany

Eötvös: Angels in America

Cond: Christopher Lichtensein

Stage & Costumes: Adriane Westerbarkey

Dramaturge: Sarah Grahneis

Director: Florentine Klepper

Cast:

Prior Walter: Christian Miedl

Louis Ironson / Angel Oceania: Joska Lehtinen

Joseph Pitt / Ghost 2 / Angel Europe: Maximilian Krummen

Harper Pitt / Ethel Rosenberg / Angel Antarctica: Milda Tubelytė

Hannah Pitt / Rabbi Chemelwitz / Henry / Angel Asian: Zhenyi Hou

Roy Cohn / Ghost 1 / Angel Australia: Rainer Mesecke

Belize / Mr. Lies / Woman / Angel Africanii: Rik Willebrords

The Angel / Voice: Jelena Bankovic

Venue: State Theatre Braunschweig

29 Feb, 2020
Braunschweig, Germany

Eötvös: Angels in America

Cond: Christopher Lichtensein

Stage & Costumes: Adriane Westerbarkey

Dramaturge: Sarah Grahneis

Director: Florentine Klepper

Cast:

Prior Walter: Christian Miedl

Louis Ironson / Angel Oceania: Joska Lehtinen

Joseph Pitt / Ghost 2 / Angel Europe: Maximilian Krummen

Harper Pitt / Ethel Rosenberg / Angel Antarctica: Milda Tubelytė

Hannah Pitt / Rabbi Chemelwitz / Henry / Angel Asian: Zhenyi Hou

Roy Cohn / Ghost 1 / Angel Australia: Rainer Mesecke

Belize / Mr. Lies / Woman / Angel Africanii: Rik Willebrords

The Angel / Voice: Jelena Bankovic

 

 

Venue: State Theatre Braunsweig

12 Oct, 2019
Budapest, Hungary

Eötvös: Angels in America

Neue Oper Wien production

Cond. Peter Eötvös
Hungarian Radio Orchestra

Müpa

10 Oct, 2019
Budapest, Hungary

Eötvös: Angels in America

Hungarian Radio Orchestra
Cond. Peter Eötvös
Neue Oper Wien production

Müpa

1 Oct, 2019
Vienna, Austria

Eötvös: Angels in America

Opera in two parts based on the play by Tony Kushner

Libretto: Mari Mezei

amadeus ensemble-wien

Conductor: Walter Kobéra

Stage director: Matthias Oldag
Stage and Costume Designer: Nikolaus Webern
Sounds: Christina Bauer
Lights: Norbert Chmel

Cast:
Caroline Melzer – The Angel // Voice
Sophie Rennert – Harper Pitt // Ethel // Angel Antarctica
Inna Savchenko – Hannah Pitt // Rabbi Chemelwitz // Henry // Angel Asiatica
Franz Gürtelschmied – Louis Ironson // Angel Oceania
Karl Huml – Roy Cohn // Ghost 1 // Angel Australia
David Adam Moore – Prior Walter
Wolfgang Resch – Joseph Pitt // Ghost 2 // Angel Europe
Tim Severloh – Belize // Mr Lies // Woman // Angel Africanii

Vokalensemble: Momoko Nakajima, Johanna Zachhuber, Jorge Alberto Martinez

Neue Oper Wien

 

 

29 Sep, 2019
Vienna, Austria

Eötvös: Angels in America

Opera in two parts based on the play by Tony Kushner

Libretto: Mari Mezei

amadeus ensemble-wien

Conductor: Walter Kobéra

Stage director: Matthias Oldag
Stage and Costume Designer: Nikolaus Webern
Sounds: Christina Bauer
Lights: Norbert Chmel

Cast:
Caroline Melzer – The Angel // Voice
Sophie Rennert – Harper Pitt // Ethel // Angel Antarctica
Inna Savchenko – Hannah Pitt // Rabbi Chemelwitz // Henry // Angel Asiatica
Franz Gürtelschmied – Louis Ironson // Angel Oceania
Karl Huml – Roy Cohn // Ghost 1 // Angel Australia
David Adam Moore – Prior Walter
Wolfgang Resch – Joseph Pitt // Ghost 2 // Angel Europe
Tim Severloh – Belize // Mr Lies // Woman // Angel Africanii

Vokalensemble: Momoko Nakajima, Johanna Zachhuber, Jorge Alberto Martinez

Neue Oper Wien

 

28 Sep, 2019
Vienna, Austria

Eötvös: Angels in America

Opera in two parts based on the play by Tony Kushner

Libretto: Mari Mezei

amadeus ensemble-wien

Conductor: Walter Kobéra

Stage director: Matthias Oldag
Stage and Costume Designer: Nikolaus Webern
Sounds: Christina Bauer
Lights: Norbert Chmel

Cast:
Caroline Melzer – The Angel // Voice
Sophie Rennert – Harper Pitt // Ethel // Angel Antarctica
Inna Savchenko – Hannah Pitt // Rabbi Chemelwitz // Henry // Angel Asiatica
Franz Gürtelschmied – Louis Ironson // Angel Oceania
Karl Huml – Roy Cohn // Ghost 1 // Angel Australia
David Adam Moore – Prior Walter
Wolfgang Resch – Joseph Pitt // Ghost 2 // Angel Europe
Tim Severloh – Belize // Mr Lies // Woman // Angel Africanii

Vokalensemble: Momoko Nakajima, Johanna Zachhuber, Jorge Alberto Martinez

Neue Oper Wien

 

 

26 Sep, 2019
Vienna, Austria

Eötvös: Angels in America - New production

Premiere

Opera in two parts based on the play by Tony Kushner

Libretto: Mari Mezei

amadeus ensemble-wien

Conductor: Walter Kobéra

Stage director: Matthias Oldag
Stage and Costume Designer: Nikolaus Webern
Sounds: Christina Bauer
Lights: Norbert Chmel

Cast:
Caroline Melzer – The Angel // Voice
Sophie Rennert – Harper Pitt // Ethel // Angel Antarctica
Inna Savchenko – Hannah Pitt // Rabbi Chemelwitz // Henry // Angel Asiatica
Franz Gürtelschmied – Louis Ironson // Angel Oceania
Karl Huml – Roy Cohn // Ghost 1 // Angel Australia
David Adam Moore – Prior Walter
Wolfgang Resch – Joseph Pitt // Ghost 2 // Angel Europe
Tim Severloh – Belize // Mr Lies // Woman // Angel Africanii

Vokalensemble: Momoko Nakajima, Johanna Zachhuber, Jorge Alberto Martinez

Neue Oper Wien

 

 

30 Jun, 2019
Berlin, Germany

Eötvös: Angels in America

Opera in two parts
Based on the play by Tony Kushner
Libretto by Mari Mezei
Commande du Théâtre du Châtelet

Stage Director: Isabel Hindersin
Stage Design: Iris Christidi
Costume Design: Sophie Peters

Conductor:  Christian Schumann
Symphonieorchester der Universität der Künster Berlin

Cast:
The Angel: Xenia Cumento (27. und 29.06.19) / Lisa Ziehm (28. und 30.06.19)
Harper Pitt, Ethel Rosenberg: Devi Suriani (27. und 29.06.19) / Yehui Jeong (28. und 30.06.19)
Hannah Pitt, Rabbi Chemelwitz, Henry: Verena Tönjes (27. und 29.06.19) / Yixuan Zhu (28. und 30.06.19)
Joseph Pitt: Benjamin de Wilde (27. und 29.06.19) / Christoph Brunner (28. und 30.06.19)
Prior Walter: Benjamin Popson (27. und 29.06.19) / Kyoungloul Kim (28. und 30.06.19)
Louis Ironson:  Alexander Fedorov (27. und 29.06.19) / Gregor Novak (28. und 30.06.19)
Belize, Mr Lies, Bronx Woman: Eduardo Rojas (27. und 29.06.19) / TaeKyu Kim (28. und 30.06.19)
Roy Cohn: Daniel Nicholson (27. und 29.06.19) / Jinsei Park (28. und 30.06.19)

Vokalensemble: Johannes Blank, Kateryna Chekhova, Pablo Helmbold, Aurora Marthens; Marlene Metzger, Kamila Maria de Pasquale, Stanislav Prunskij

Universität der Künster Berlin

29 Jun, 2019
Berlin, Germany

Eötvös: Angels in America

Opera in two parts
Based on the play by Tony Kushner
Libretto by Mari Mezei
Commande du Théâtre du Châtelet

Stage Director: Isabel Hindersin
Stage Design: Iris Christidi
Costume Design: Sophie Peters

Conductor:  Christian Schumann
Symphonieorchester der Universität der Künster Berlin

Cast:
The Angel: Xenia Cumento (27. und 29.06.19) / Lisa Ziehm (28. und 30.06.19)
Harper Pitt, Ethel Rosenberg: Devi Suriani (27. und 29.06.19) / Yehui Jeong (28. und 30.06.19)
Hannah Pitt, Rabbi Chemelwitz, Henry: Verena Tönjes (27. und 29.06.19) / Yixuan Zhu (28. und 30.06.19)
Joseph Pitt: Benjamin de Wilde (27. und 29.06.19) / Christoph Brunner (28. und 30.06.19)
Prior Walter: Benjamin Popson (27. und 29.06.19) / Kyoungloul Kim (28. und 30.06.19)
Louis Ironson:  Alexander Fedorov (27. und 29.06.19) / Gregor Novak (28. und 30.06.19)
Belize, Mr Lies, Bronx Woman: Eduardo Rojas (27. und 29.06.19) / TaeKyu Kim (28. und 30.06.19)
Roy Cohn: Daniel Nicholson (27. und 29.06.19) / Jinsei Park (28. und 30.06.19)

Vokalensemble: Johannes Blank, Kateryna Chekhova, Pablo Helmbold, Aurora Marthens; Marlene Metzger, Kamila Maria de Pasquale, Stanislav Prunskij

Universität der Künster Berlin

28 Jun, 2019
Berlin, Germany

Eötvös: Angels in America

Opera in two parts - premiere in Berlin
Based on the play by Tony Kushner
Libretto by Mari Mezei
Commande du Théâtre du Châtelet

Stage Director: Isabel Hindersin
Stage Design: Iris Christidi
Costume Design: Sophie Peters

Conductor:  Christian Schumann
Symphonieorchester der Universität der Künster Berlin

Cast:
The Angel: Xenia Cumento (27. und 29.06.19) / Lisa Ziehm (28. und 30.06.19)
Harper Pitt, Ethel Rosenberg: Devi Suriani (27. und 29.06.19) / Yehui Jeong (28. und 30.06.19)
Hannah Pitt, Rabbi Chemelwitz, Henry: Verena Tönjes (27. und 29.06.19) / Yixuan Zhu (28. und 30.06.19)
Joseph Pitt: Benjamin de Wilde (27. und 29.06.19) / Christoph Brunner (28. und 30.06.19)
Prior Walter: Benjamin Popson (27. und 29.06.19) / Kyoungloul Kim (28. und 30.06.19)
Louis Ironson:  Alexander Fedorov (27. und 29.06.19) / Gregor Novak (28. und 30.06.19)
Belize, Mr Lies, Bronx Woman: Eduardo Rojas (27. und 29.06.19) / TaeKyu Kim (28. und 30.06.19)
Roy Cohn: Daniel Nicholson (27. und 29.06.19) / Jinsei Park (28. und 30.06.19)

Vokalensemble: Johannes Blank, Kateryna Chekhova, Pablo Helmbold, Aurora Marthens; Marlene Metzger, Kamila Maria de Pasquale, Stanislav Prunskij

Universität der Künster Berlin

27 Jun, 2019
Berlin, Germany

Eötvös: Angels in America

Opera in two parts - premiere in Berlin
Based on the play by Tony Kushner
Libretto by Mari Mezei
Commande du Théâtre du Châtelet

Stage Director: Isabel Hindersin
Stage Design: Iris Christidi
Costume Design: Sophie Peters

Conductor:  Christian Schumann
Symphonieorchester der Universität der Künster Berlin

Cast:
The Angel: Xenia Cumento (27. und 29.06.19) / Lisa Ziehm (28. und 30.06.19)
Harper Pitt, Ethel Rosenberg: Devi Suriani (27. und 29.06.19) / Yehui Jeong (28. und 30.06.19)
Hannah Pitt, Rabbi Chemelwitz, Henry: Verena Tönjes (27. und 29.06.19) / Yixuan Zhu (28. und 30.06.19)
Joseph Pitt: Benjamin de Wilde (27. und 29.06.19) / Christoph Brunner (28. und 30.06.19)
Prior Walter: Benjamin Popson (27. und 29.06.19) / Kyoungloul Kim (28. und 30.06.19)
Louis Ironson:  Alexander Fedorov (27. und 29.06.19) / Gregor Novak (28. und 30.06.19)
Belize, Mr Lies, Bronx Woman: Eduardo Rojas (27. und 29.06.19) / TaeKyu Kim (28. und 30.06.19)
Roy Cohn: Daniel Nicholson (27. und 29.06.19) / Jinsei Park (28. und 30.06.19)

Vokalensemble: Johannes Blank, Kateryna Chekhova, Pablo Helmbold, Aurora Marthens; Marlene Metzger, Kamila Maria de Pasquale, Stanislav Prunskij

Universität der Künster Berlin

3 Jun, 2018
Freiburg, Germany

Eötvös: Angels in America

Theater Freiburg - new production

Philharmonisches Orchester Freiburg
Conductor: Daniel Carter
Stage Director: Ingo Kerkhof
Stage design: Dirk Becker
Costume: Inge Medert

Cast:
Susana Schnell (Angel),
Inga Schäfer (Harper Pitt),
Anja Jung (Hannah Pitt),
Andreas Jankowitsch (Roy Cohn),
Joshua Kohl (Louis Ironson),
John Carpenter (Joseph Pitt),
Robin Adams (Prior Walter),
Bernhard Landauer (Belize),
Irina Jae Eun Park (Vocaltrio S),
Jongsoo Yang (Vocaltrio B)
Yuki Toyoshima (Vocaltrio M)

 

18 May, 2018
Freiburg, Germany

Eötvös: Angels in America

Theater Freiburg - new production

Philharmonisches Orchester Freiburg
Conductor: Daniel Carter
Stage Director: Ingo Kerkhof
Stage design: Dirk Becker
Costume: Inge Medert

Cast:
Susana Schnell (Angel),
Inga Schäfer (Harper Pitt),
Anja Jung (Hannah Pitt),
Andreas Jankowitsch (Roy Cohn),
Joshua Kohl (Louis Ironson),
John Carpenter (Joseph Pitt),
Robin Adams (Prior Walter),
Bernhard Landauer (Belize),
Irina Jae Eun Park (Vocaltrio S),
Jongsoo Yang (Vocaltrio B)
Yuki Toyoshima (Vocaltrio M)

 

10 May, 2018
Freiburg, Germany

Eötvös: Angels in America

Theater Freiburg - new production

Philharmonisches Orchester Freiburg
Conductor: Daniel Carter
Stage Director: Ingo Kerkhof
Stage design: Dirk Becker
Costume: Inge Medert

Cast:
Susana Schnell (Angel),
Inga Schäfer (Harper Pitt),
Anja Jung (Hannah Pitt),
Andreas Jankowitsch (Roy Cohn),
Joshua Kohl (Louis Ironson),
John Carpenter (Joseph Pitt),
Robin Adams (Prior Walter),
Bernhard Landauer (Belize),
Irina Jae Eun Park (Vocaltrio S),
Jongsoo Yang (Vocaltrio B)
Yuki Toyoshima (Vocaltrio M)

 

27 Apr, 2018
Freiburg, Germany

Eötvös: Angels in America

Theater Freiburg - new production

Philharmonisches Orchester Freiburg
Conductor: Daniel Carter
Stage Director: Ingo Kerkhof
Stage design: Dirk Becker
Costume: Inge Medert

Cast:
Susana Schnell (Angel),
Inga Schäfer (Harper Pitt),
Anja Jung (Hannah Pitt),
Andreas Jankowitsch (Roy Cohn),
Joshua Kohl (Louis Ironson),
John Carpenter (Joseph Pitt),
Robin Adams (Prior Walter),
Bernhard Landauer (Belize),
Irina Jae Eun Park (Vocaltrio S),
Jongsoo Yang (Vocaltrio B)
Yuki Toyoshima (Vocaltrio M)

18 Apr, 2018
Münster, Germany

Eötvös: Angels in America

Theater Münster - new production

Sinfonieorchester Münster
Conductor: Golo Berg
Stage director: Carlos Wagner
Stage and costume design: Christophe Ouvrard

Cast:
The Angel: Kathrin Filip
Harper Pitt: Kristi-Anna Isene
Hannah Pitt: Suzanne McLeod
Joseph Pitt: Filippo Bettoschi
Prior Walter: Christian Miedl
Louis Ironson: David Zimmer
Belize: Yosemeh Adjei
Roy Cohn: Christoph Stegemann
Vocal trio: Melanie Spitau, Barbara Bräckelmann, Frederik Schauhoff

7 Apr, 2018
Freiburg, Germany

Eötvös: Angels in America

Theater Freiburg - new production

Philharmonisches Orchester Freiburg
Conductor: Daniel Carter
Stage Director: Ingo Kerkhof
Stage design: Dirk Becker
Costume: Inge Medert

Cast:
Susana Schnell (Angel),
Inga Schäfer (Harper Pitt),
Anja Jung (Hannah Pitt),
Andreas Jankowitsch (Roy Cohn),
Joshua Kohl (Louis Ironson),
John Carpenter (Joseph Pitt),
Robin Adams (Prior Walter),
Bernhard Landauer (Belize),
Irina Jae Eun Park (Vocaltrio S),
Jongsoo Yang (Vocaltrio B)
Yuki Toyoshima (Vocaltrio M)

29 Mar, 2018
Münster, Germany

Eötvös: Angels in America

Theater Münster - new production

Sinfonieorchester Münster
Conductor: Golo Berg
Stage director: Carlos Wagner
Stage and costume design: Christophe Ouvrard

Cast:
The Angel: Kathrin Filip
Harper Pitt: Kristi-Anna Isene
Hannah Pitt: Suzanne McLeod
Joseph Pitt: Filippo Bettoschi
Prior Walter: Christian Miedl
Louis Ironson: David Zimmer
Belize: Yosemeh Adjei
Roy Cohn: Christoph Stegemann
Vocal trio: Melanie Spitau, Barbara Bräckelmann, Frederik Schauhoff

28 Mar, 2018
Freiburg, Germany

Eötvös: Angels in America

Theater Freiburg - new production

Philharmonisches Orchester Freiburg
Conductor: Daniel Carter
Stage Director: Ingo Kerkhof
Stage design: Dirk Becker
Costume: Inge Medert

Cast:
Susana Schnell (Angel),
Inga Schäfer (Harper Pitt),
Anja Jung (Hannah Pitt),
Andreas Jankowitsch (Roy Cohn),
Joshua Kohl (Louis Ironson),
John Carpenter (Joseph Pitt),
Robin Adams (Prior Walter),
Bernhard Landauer (Belize),
Irina Jae Eun Park (Vocaltrio S),
Jongsoo Yang (Vocaltrio B)
Yuki Toyoshima (Vocaltrio M)

23 Mar, 2018
Münster, Germany

Eötvös: Angels in America

Theater Münster - new production

Sinfonieorchester Münster
Conductor: Golo Berg
Stage director: Carlos Wagner
Stage and costume design: Christophe Ouvrard

Cast:
The Angel: Kathrin Filip
Harper Pitt: Kristi-Anna Isene
Hannah Pitt: Suzanne McLeod
Joseph Pitt: Filippo Bettoschi
Prior Walter: Christian Miedl
Louis Ironson: David Zimmer
Belize: Yosemeh Adjei
Roy Cohn: Christoph Stegemann
Vocal trio: Melanie Spitau, Barbara Bräckelmann, Frederik Schauhoff

21 Mar, 2018
Münster, Germany

Eötvös: Angels in America

Theater Münster - new production

Sinfonieorchester Münster
Conductor: Golo Berg
Stage director: Carlos Wagner
Stage and costume design: Christophe Ouvrard

Cast:
The Angel: Kathrin Filip
Harper Pitt: Kristi-Anna Isene
Hannah Pitt: Suzanne McLeod
Joseph Pitt: Filippo Bettoschi
Prior Walter: Christian Miedl
Louis Ironson: David Zimmer
Belize: Yosemeh Adjei
Roy Cohn: Christoph Stegemann
Vocal trio: Melanie Spitau, Barbara Bräckelmann, Frederik Schauhoff

18 Mar, 2018
Freiburg, Germany

Eötvös: Angels in America

Theater Freiburg - new production

Philharmonisches Orchester Freiburg
Conductor: Daniel Carter
Stage Director: Ingo Kerkhof
Stage design: Dirk Becker
Costume: Inge Medert

Cast:
Susana Schnell (Angel),
Inga Schäfer (Harper Pitt),
Anja Jung (Hannah Pitt),
Andreas Jankowitsch (Roy Cohn),
Joshua Kohl (Louis Ironson),
John Carpenter (Joseph Pitt),
Robin Adams (Prior Walter),
Bernhard Landauer (Belize),
Irina Jae Eun Park (Vocaltrio S),
Jongsoo Yang (Vocaltrio B)
Yuki Toyoshima (Vocaltrio M)

16 Mar, 2018
Münster, Germany

Eötvös: Angels in America

Theater Münster - new production

Sinfonieorchester Münster
Conductor: Golo Berg
Stage director: Carlos Wagner
Stage and costume design: Christophe Ouvrard

Cast:
The Angel: Kathrin Filip
Harper Pitt: Kristi-Anna Isene
Hannah Pitt: Suzanne McLeod
Joseph Pitt: Filippo Bettoschi
Prior Walter: Christian Miedl
Louis Ironson: David Zimmer
Belize: Yosemeh Adjei
Roy Cohn: Christoph Stegemann
Vocal trio: Melanie Spitau, Barbara Bräckelmann, Frederik Schauhoff

10 Mar, 2018
Münster, Germany

Eötvös: Angels in America

Theater Münster - new production

Sinfonieorchester Münster
Conductor: Golo Berg
Stage director: Carlos Wagner
Stage and costume design: Christophe Ouvrard

Cast:
The Angel: Kathrin Filip
Harper Pitt: Kristi-Anna Isene
Hannah Pitt: Suzanne McLeod
Joseph Pitt: Filippo Bettoschi
Prior Walter: Christian Miedl
Louis Ironson: David Zimmer
Belize: Yosemeh Adjei
Roy Cohn: Christoph Stegemann
Vocal trio: Melanie Spitau, Barbara Bräckelmann, Frederik Schauhoff

27 Feb, 2018
Münster, Germany

Eötvös: Angels in America

Theater Münster - new production

Sinfonieorchester Münster
Conductor: Golo Berg
Stage director: Carlos Wagner
Stage and costume design: Christophe Ouvrard

Cast:
The Angel: Kathrin Filip
Harper Pitt: Kristi-Anna Isene
Hannah Pitt: Suzanne McLeod
Joseph Pitt: Filippo Bettoschi
Prior Walter: Christian Miedl
Louis Ironson: David Zimmer
Belize: Yosemeh Adjei
Roy Cohn: Christoph Stegemann
Vocal trio: Melanie Spitau, Barbara Bräckelmann, Frederik Schauhoff

24 Feb, 2018
Münster, Germany

Eötvös: Angels in America

Theater Münster - new production

Sinfonieorchester Münster
Conductor: Golo Berg
Stage director: Carlos Wagner
Stage and costume design: Christophe Ouvrard

Cast:
The Angel: Kathrin Filip
Harper Pitt: Kristi-Anna Isene
Hannah Pitt: Suzanne McLeod
Joseph Pitt: Filippo Bettoschi
Prior Walter: Christian Miedl
Louis Ironson: David Zimmer
Belize: Yosemeh Adjei
Roy Cohn: Christoph Stegemann
Vocal trio: Melanie Spitau, Barbara Bräckelmann, Frederik Schauhoff

16 Jun, 2017
New York, USA

Eötvös: Angels in America

New York City Opera

Conductor: Pacien Mazzagatti
Stage Director: Sam Helfrich 
Set Design: John Farrell 

Lighting: Derek van Heel 

Costumes: Kaye Voyce 
Sound: Mark Grey 
Cast:
The angel: Kirsten Chambers
Harper Pitt/Ethel Rosenberg: Sarah Beckham-Turner
Hannah Pitt/Rabbi Chemelwitz/Henry: Sarah Castle
Joseph Pitt/Gost II.:Michael Weyandt
Prior Walter: Andrew GarlandLouis Ironson: Aaron Blake
Belize/Mr. Lies/Woman: Matthew Reese
Roy Cohn/Ghost I.: Wayne Tigges

14 Jun, 2017
New York, USA

Eötvös: Angels in America

New York City Opera

Conductor: Pacien Mazzagatti
Stage Director: Sam Helfrich 
Set Design: John Farrell 

Lighting: Derek van Heel 

Costumes: Kaye Voyce 
Sound: Mark Grey 
Cast:
The angel: Kirsten Chambers
Harper Pitt/Ethel Rosenberg: Sarah Beckham-Turner
Hannah Pitt/Rabbi Chemelwitz/Henry: Sarah Castle
Joseph Pitt/Gost II.:Michael Weyandt
Prior Walter: Andrew GarlandLouis Ironson: Aaron Blake
Belize/Mr. Lies/Woman: Matthew Reese
Roy Cohn/Ghost I.: Wayne Tigges

12 Jun, 2017
New York, USA

Eötvös: Angels in America

New York City Opera

Conductor: Pacien Mazzagatti
Stage Director: Sam Helfrich 
Set Design: John Farrell 

Lighting: Derek van Heel 

Costumes: Kaye Voyce 
Sound: Mark Grey 
Cast:
The angel: Kirsten Chambers
Harper Pitt/Ethel Rosenberg: Sarah Beckham-Turner
Hannah Pitt/Rabbi Chemelwitz/Henry: Sarah Castle
Joseph Pitt/Gost II.:Michael Weyandt
Prior Walter: Andrew GarlandLouis Ironson: Aaron Blake
Belize/Mr. Lies/Woman: Matthew Reese
Roy Cohn/Ghost I.: Wayne Tigges

10 Jun, 2017
New York, USA

Eötvös: Angels in America

New York City Opera

Conductor: Pacien Mazzagatti
Stage Director: Sam Helfrich 
Set Design: John Farrell 

Lighting: Derek van Heel 

Costumes: Kaye Voyce 
Sound: Mark Grey 
Cast:
The angel: Kirsten Chambers
Harper Pitt/Ethel Rosenberg: Sarah Beckham-Turner
Hannah Pitt/Rabbi Chemelwitz/Henry: Sarah Castle
Joseph Pitt/Gost II.:Michael Weyandt
Prior Walter: Andrew GarlandLouis Ironson: Aaron Blake
Belize/Mr. Lies/Woman: Matthew Reese
Roy Cohn/Ghost I.: Wayne Tigges

22 Feb, 2015
Boston, USA

Eötvös: Angels in America

Boston University Theatre

Conductor: William Lumpkin
Stage Director: Jim Petosa
Scenic Design: Ryan Bates
Lighting Design: Jessica Elliott
Costume Design: Emma Connelly
Lighting Design: Jessica Elliott
Sound Design: Jennifer Timms

Cast:
The angel: Arielle Basile, Helen Hassinger
Harper Pitt/Ethel Rosenberg: Kaitlin Bertenshaw, Kelley Hollis
Hannah Pitt/Rabbi Chemelwitz/Henry: Kylee Slee, Sara Beth Shelton
Joseph Pitt/Gost II.: Darrick Speller, Franklin Mosley
Prior Walter: Benjamin C. Taylor, John Allen Nelson
Louis Ironson: Jesse Darden, John David Nevergall
Belize/Mr. Lies/Woman: Bryan Pollock, Patrick Dailey
Roy Cohn/Ghost I. Jorgeandrés Camargo, Erik Van Heyningen

21 Feb, 2015
Boston, USA

Eötvös: Angels in America

Boston University Theatre

Conductor: William Lumpkin
Stage Director: Jim Petosa
Scenic Design: Ryan Bates
Lighting Design: Jessica Elliott
Costume Design: Emma Connelly
Lighting Design: Jessica Elliott
Sound Design: Jennifer Timms

Cast:
The angel: Arielle Basile, Helen Hassinger
Harper Pitt/Ethel Rosenberg: Kaitlin Bertenshaw, Kelley Hollis
Hannah Pitt/Rabbi Chemelwitz/Henry: Kylee Slee, Sara Beth Shelton
Joseph Pitt/Gost II.: Darrick Speller, Franklin Mosley
Prior Walter: Benjamin C. Taylor, John Allen Nelson
Louis Ironson: Jesse Darden, John David Nevergall
Belize/Mr. Lies/Woman: Bryan Pollock, Patrick Dailey
Roy Cohn/Ghost I. Jorgeandrés Camargo, Erik Van Heyningen

20 Feb, 2015
Boston, USA

Eötvös: Angels in America

Boston University Theatre

Conductor: William Lumpkin
Stage Director: Jim Petosa
Scenic Design: Ryan Bates
Lighting Design: Jessica Elliott
Costume Design: Emma Connelly
Lighting Design: Jessica Elliott
Sound Design: Jennifer Timms

Cast:
The angel: Arielle Basile, Helen Hassinger
Harper Pitt/Ethel Rosenberg: Kaitlin Bertenshaw, Kelley Hollis
Hannah Pitt/Rabbi Chemelwitz/Henry: Kylee Slee, Sara Beth Shelton
Joseph Pitt/Gost II.: Darrick Speller, Franklin Mosley
Prior Walter: Benjamin C. Taylor, John Allen Nelson
Louis Ironson: Jesse Darden, John David Nevergall
Belize/Mr. Lies/Woman: Bryan Pollock, Patrick Dailey
Roy Cohn/Ghost I. Jorgeandrés Camargo, Erik Van Heyningen

19 Feb, 2015
Boston, USA

Eötvös: Angels in America

Boston University Theatre

Conductor: William Lumpkin
Stage Director: Jim Petosa
Scenic Design: Ryan Bates
Lighting Design: Jessica Elliott
Costume Design: Emma Connelly
Lighting Design: Jessica Elliott
Sound Design: Jennifer Timms

Cast:
The angel: Arielle Basile, Helen Hassinger
Harper Pitt/Ethel Rosenberg: Kaitlin Bertenshaw, Kelley Hollis
Hannah Pitt/Rabbi Chemelwitz/Henry: Kylee Slee, Sara Beth Shelton
Joseph Pitt/Gost II.: Darrick Speller, Franklin Mosley
Prior Walter: Benjamin C. Taylor, John Allen Nelson
Louis Ironson: Jesse Darden, John David Nevergall
Belize/Mr. Lies/Woman: Bryan Pollock, Patrick Dailey
Roy Cohn/Ghost I. Jorgeandrés Camargo, Erik Van Heyningen

4 Oct, 2014
Wroclaw, Poland

Eötvös: Angels in America

Opera Wroclaw

Conductor: Christian Schumann
Stage director: András Almási-Tóth

Cast:
David Adam Moore - Prior Walter
Maurice Lenhard - Joseph Pitt
Gyula Rab - Louis Ironson
Lukas Dulewicz - Belize, Mr Lies
Dorota Dutkowska - Hannah, Rabbi, Henry
Michal Kowalik - Roy Cohn
Malgorzata Godlewska - Harper Pitt, Ethel Rosenberg
Aleksandra Kubas-Kruk - Angel

3 Oct, 2014
Wroclaw, Poland

Eötvös: Angels in America

Opera Wroclaw

Conductor: Peter Eötvös
Stage director: András Almási-Tóth

Cast:
David Adam Moore - Prior Walter
Maurice Lenhard - Joseph Pitt
Gyula Rab - Louis Ironson
Lukas Dulewicz - Belize, Mr Lies
Dorota Dutkowska - Hannah, Rabbi, Henry
Michal Kowalik - Roy Cohn
Malgorzata Godlewska - Harper Pitt, Ethel Rosenberg
Aleksandra Kubas-Kruk - Angel

15 Jan, 2013
Los Angeles, USA

Eötvös: Angels in America

concert version - premiere
Conductor: Pablo Heras Casado
Los Angeles Philharmonic

Cast:
David Adam Moore - Prior Walter
Nikolas Sean-Paul Nackley - Joseph Pitt
Jonas Olofsson - Louis
Brian Asawa - Mr Lies
Janice Hall - Hannah
Kelly Anderson - Roy Cohn
Julia Migenes - Harper Pitt
Measha Brueggergosman - Angel

29 Sep, 2012
Wroclaw, Poland

Eötvös: Angels in America

Contemporary Opera Festival
Polish premiere

Wroclaw Opera - concert version
Conductor: Bassem Akiki

Cast:
Alexandra Kubas - Angel
Malgorzata Godlewska - Harper Pitt, Ethel Rosenberg
Dorota Dutkowska - Hannah Pitt, Rabbi, Henry
Jacek Jaskula - Joseph Pitt, Ghost
Lukasz Rosiak - Prior Walter
Aleksander Zuchowich - Luis Ironson
Lukasz Dulewicz - Belize, Mr Lies, Woman
Michal Kowalik - Roy Cohn, Gosth
Vocal trio: Malgorzata Wegrzyn-Krzyzosiak, Jolanta Gorecka, Andrzej Zborowski

26 Mar, 2010
London, UK

Eötvös: Angels in America

UK premiere
Semi staged - concert version
Stage Director: David Gately
Conductor: David Robertson
BBC Symphony Orchestra London

Cast:
David Adam Moore - Prior Walter
Ava Pine - The Angel
Scott Scully - Louis Ironson
Kelly Anderson - Roy Cohn
Janice Hall - Hannah Pitt, Rabbi
Omar Ebrahim - Joseph Pitt
Julia Migenes - Harper Pitt, Ethel Rosenberg
Brian Azawa - Belize, Mr. Lies, Bag Lady
Vocal trio: Swingle Singers

Barbican Center

3 Apr, 2009
Frankfurt, Germany

Eötvös: Angels in America

Stage Director: Johannes Erath
Conductor: Erik Nielsen
Set Design: Stefanie Pasterkamp
Light: Joachim Klein

Cast:
Michael McCown - Prior Walter
Nina Bernsteiner - The Angel
Peter Marsh - Louis Ironson
Dietrich Volle - Roy Cohn, Ghost
Christin-Marie Hill- Hannah, Rabbi, Henry
Nathaniel Webster - Joseph Pitt, Ghost
Jenny Carlstedt - Harper Pitt, Ethel Rosenberg
Jeffrey Kim - Belize, Mr. Lies,
Anja Fidelia Ulrich, diana Schmid, Leszek Solarski - vocal trio

2 Apr, 2009
Frankfurt, Germany

Eötvös: Angels in America

Stage Director: Johannes Erath
Conductor: Erik Nielsen
Set Design: Stefanie Pasterkamp
Light: Joachim Klein

Cast:
Michael McCown - Prior Walter
Nina Bernsteiner - The Angel
Peter Marsh - Louis Ironson
Dietrich Volle - Roy Cohn, Ghost
Christin-Marie Hill- Hannah, Rabbi, Henry
Nathaniel Webster - Joseph Pitt, Ghost
Jenny Carlstedt - Harper Pitt, Ethel Rosenberg
Jeffrey Kim - Belize, Mr. Lies,
Anja Fidelia Ulrich, diana Schmid, Leszek Solarski - vocal trio

29 Mar, 2009
Frankfurt, Germany

Eötvös: Angels in America

Stage Director: Johannes Erath
Conductor: Erik Nielsen
Set Design: Stefanie Pasterkamp
Light: Joachim Klein

Cast:
Michael McCown - Prior Walter
Nina Bernsteiner - The Angel
Peter Marsh - Louis Ironson
Dietrich Volle - Roy Cohn, Ghost
Christin-Marie Hill- Hannah, Rabbi, Henry
Nathaniel Webster - Joseph Pitt, Ghost
Jenny Carlstedt - Harper Pitt, Ethel Rosenberg
Jeffrey Kim - Belize, Mr. Lies,
Anja Fidelia Ulrich, diana Schmid, Leszek Solarski - vocal trio

27 Mar, 2009
Frankfurt, Germany

Eötvös: Angels in America

Stage Director: Johannes Erath
Conductor: Erik Nielsen
Set Design: Stefanie Pasterkamp
Light: Joachim Klein

Cast:
Michael McCown - Prior Walter
Nina Bernsteiner - The Angel
Peter Marsh - Louis Ironson
Dietrich Volle - Roy Cohn, Ghost
Christin-Marie Hill- Hannah, Rabbi, Henry
Nathaniel Webster - Joseph Pitt, Ghost
Jenny Carlstedt - Harper Pitt, Ethel Rosenberg
Jeffrey Kim - Belize, Mr. Lies,
Anja Fidelia Ulrich, diana Schmid, Leszek Solarski - vocal trio

25 Mar, 2009
Frankfurt, Germany

Eötvös: Angels in America

Stage Director: Johannes Erath
Conductor: Erik Nielsen
Set Design: Stefanie Pasterkamp
Light: Joachim Klein

Cast:
Michael McCown - Prior Walter
Nina Bernsteiner - The Angel
Peter Marsh - Louis Ironson
Dietrich Volle - Roy Cohn, Ghost
Christin-Marie Hill- Hannah, Rabbi, Henry
Nathaniel Webster - Joseph Pitt, Ghost
Jenny Carlstedt - Harper Pitt, Ethel Rosenberg
Jeffrey Kim - Belize, Mr. Lies,
Anja Fidelia Ulrich, diana Schmid, Leszek Solarski - vocal trio

23 Mar, 2009
Frankfurt, Germany

Eötvös: Angels in America

Stage Director: Johannes Erath
Conductor: Erik Nielsen
Set Design: Stefanie Pasterkamp
Light: Joachim Klein

Cast:
Michael McCown - Prior Walter
Nina Bernsteiner - The Angel
Peter Marsh - Louis Ironson
Dietrich Volle - Roy Cohn, Ghost
Christin-Marie Hill- Hannah, Rabbi, Henry
Nathaniel Webster - Joseph Pitt, Ghost
Jenny Carlstedt - Harper Pitt, Ethel Rosenberg
Jeffrey Kim - Belize, Mr. Lies,
Anja Fidelia Ulrich, diana Schmid, Leszek Solarski - vocal trio

21 Mar, 2009
Frankfurt, Germany

Eötvös: Angels in America

Stage Director: Johannes Erath
Conductor: Erik Nielsen
Set Design: Stefanie Pasterkamp
Light: Joachim Klein

Cast:
Michael McCown - Prior Walter
Nina Bernsteiner - The Angel
Peter Marsh - Louis Ironson
Dietrich Volle - Roy Cohn, Ghost
Christin-Marie Hill- Hannah, Rabbi, Henry
Nathaniel Webster - Joseph Pitt, Ghost
Jenny Carlstedt - Harper Pitt, Ethel Rosenberg
Jeffrey Kim - Belize, Mr. Lies,
Anja Fidelia Ulrich, diana Schmid, Leszek Solarski - vocal trio

7 Jun, 2008
Fort Worth, USA

Eötvös: Angels in America

Stage Director: David Gately
Conductor: Christopher Larkin
Set Design: Peter Nigrini, Claudia Stephens

Cast:
David Adam Moore - Prior Walter
Ava Pine - The Angel
Scott Scully - Louis Ironson
Kelly Anderson - Roy Cohn
Janice Hall - Hannah Pitt
Craig Verm - Joseph Pitt
Erin Smith - Harper Pitt, Ethel Rosenberg
Brian Azawa - Belize, Mr. Lies

Scott Theatre

4 Jun, 2008
Fort Worth, USA

Eötvös: Angels in America

Stage Director: David Gately
Conductor: Christopher Larkin
Set Design: Peter Nigrini, Claudia Stephens

Cast:
David Adam Moore - Prior Walter
Ava Pine - The Angel
Scott Scully - Louis Ironson
Kelly Anderson - Roy Cohn
Janice Hall - Hannah Pitt
Craig Verm - Joseph Pitt
Erin Smith - Harper Pitt, Ethel Rosenberg
Brian Azawa - Belize, Mr. Lies

Scott Theatre

31 May, 2008
Fort Worth, USA

Eötvös: Angels in America

Stage Director: David Gately
Conductor: Christopher Larkin
Set Design: Peter Nigrini, Claudia Stephens

Cast:
David Adam Moore - Prior Walter
Ava Pine - The Angel
Scott Scully - Louis Ironson
Kelly Anderson - Roy Cohn
Janice Hall - Hannah Pitt
Craig Verm - Joseph Pitt
Erin Smith - Harper Pitt, Ethel Rosenberg
Brian Azawa - Belize, Mr. Lies

Scott Theatre

28 May, 2008
Fort Worth, USA

Eötvös: Angels in America

Stage Director: David Gately
Conductor: Christopher Larkin
Set Design: Peter Nigrini, Claudia Stephens

Cast:
David Adam Moore - Prior Walter
Ava Pine - The Angel
Scott Scully - Louis Ironson
Kelly Anderson - Roy Cohn
Janice Hall - Hannah Pitt
Craig Verm - Joseph Pitt
Erin Smith - Harper Pitt, Ethel Rosenberg
Brian Azawa - Belize, Mr. Lies

Scott Theatre

24 May, 2008
Fort Worth, USA

Eötvös: Angels in America

Stage Director: David Gately
Conductor: Christopher Larkin
Set Design: Peter Nigrini, Claudia Stephens

Cast:
David Adam Moore - Prior Walter
Ava Pine - The Angel
Scott Scully - Louis Ironson
Kelly Anderson - Roy Cohn
Janice Hall - Hannah Pitt
Craig Verm - Joseph Pitt
Erin Smith - Harper Pitt, Ethel Rosenberg
Brian Azawa - Belize, Mr. Lies

Scott Theatre

18 May, 2008
Fort Worth, USA

Eötvös: Angels in America

Stage Director: David Gately
Conductor: Christopher Larkin
Set Design: Peter Nigrini, Claudia Stephens

Cast:
David Adam Moore - Prior Walter
Ava Pine - The Angel
Scott Scully - Louis Ironson
Kelly Anderson - Roy Cohn
Janice Hall - Hannah Pitt
Craig Verm - Joseph Pitt
Erin Smith - Harper Pitt, Ethel Rosenberg
Brian Azawa - Belize, Mr. Lies

Scott Theatre

16 May, 2008
Fort Worth, USA

Eötvös: Angels in America

Stage Director: David Gately
Conductor: Christopher Larkin
Set Design: Peter Nigrini, Claudia Stephens

Cast:
David Adam Moore - Prior Walter
Ava Pine - The Angel
Scott Scully - Louis Ironson
Kelly Anderson - Roy Cohn
Janice Hall - Hannah Pitt
Craig Verm - Joseph Pitt
Erin Smith - Harper Pitt, Ethel Rosenberg
Brian Azawa - Belize, Mr. Lies

Scott Theatre

9 Mar, 2008
Lyon, France

Eötvös: Angels in America - film

Amphi de l`Opéra de Lyon

24 Jun, 2006
Boston, USA

Eötvös: Angels in America

Opera Unlimited Boston - Wimberly Theatre in the Calderwood Pavilion

Stage Director: Steven Maler
Conductor: Gil Rose
Lighting Designer: Christopher Ostrom
Scenic and Costume Designer: Clint Ramos
Projection Designer: Zachary Borovay

Cast:
Thomas Meglioranza - Prior Walter
Amanda Forsythe - The Angel
Matthew DiBattista - Louis Ironson, Angels Oceania
Drew Poling - Roy Cohn, Ghost I, Angels Australia
Ja-Naé Duane - Hannah Pitt, Rabbi, Henry, Angel Asiatica
Nikolas Sean-Paul Nackley - Joseph Pitt, Ghost II, Angel Europe
Anne Harley - Harper Pitt, Ethel Rosenberg, Angel Antarctica
Matthew Truss - Belize, Mr. Lies, Woman in the Bronx, Angel Africanii
Geoffrey Hawes, Paul Shafer, Matthew Sherbach - Supernumeraries

20 Jun, 2006
Boston, USA

Eötvös: Angels in America

Opera Unlimited Boston - Wimberly Theatre in the Calderwood Pavilion

Stage Director: Steven Maler
Conductor: Gil Rose
Lighting Designer: Christopher Ostrom
Scenic and Costume Designer: Clint Ramos
Projection Designer: Zachary Borovay

Cast:
Thomas Meglioranza - Prior Walter
Amanda Forsythe - The Angel
Matthew DiBattista - Louis Ironson, Angels Oceania
Drew Poling - Roy Cohn, Ghost I, Angels Australia
Ja-Naé Duane - Hannah Pitt, Rabbi, Henry, Angel Asiatica
Nikolas Sean-Paul Nackley - Joseph Pitt, Ghost II, Angel Europe
Anne Harley - Harper Pitt, Ethel Rosenberg, Angel Antarctica
Matthew Truss - Belize, Mr. Lies, Woman in the Bronx, Angel Africanii
Geoffrey Hawes, Paul Shafer, Matthew Sherbach - Supernumeraries

17 Jun, 2006
Boston, USA

Eötvös: Angels in America

Opera Unlimited Boston - Wimberly Theatre in the Calderwood Pavilion

Stage Director: Steven Maler
Conductor: Gil Rose
Lighting Designer: Christopher Ostrom
Scenic and Costume Designer: Clint Ramos
Projection Designer: Zachary Borovay

Cast:
Thomas Meglioranza - Prior Walter
Amanda Forsythe - The Angel
Matthew DiBattista - Louis Ironson, Angels Oceania
Drew Poling - Roy Cohn, Ghost I, Angels Australia
Ja-Naé Duane - Hannah Pitt, Rabbi, Henry, Angel Asiatica
Nikolas Sean-Paul Nackley - Joseph Pitt, Ghost II, Angel Europe
Anne Harley - Harper Pitt, Ethel Rosenberg, Angel Antarctica
Matthew Truss - Belize, Mr. Lies, Woman in the Bronx, Angel Africanii
Geoffrey Hawes, Paul Shafer, Matthew Sherbach - Supernumeraries

17 Jun, 2006
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Eötvös: Angels in America

Holland Festival
Dutch premiere

Hamburg version
Stage Director: Benedikt von Peter
Conductors: Peter Eötvös, Alejo Perez

Cast:
James Bobby - Prior Walter
Julia Sukmanova - The Angel
Maria Theresa Ullrich - Harper, Ethel, Angel Antartica
Anna Steiger - Hannah, Rabbi, Henry, Angel Asiatica
Matthias Lüderitz - Joe, Ghost 2, Angel Europe
Jonas Olofsson - Louis, Angel Oceania
Gary Boyce - Belize, Mr Lies, Woman, Angel Africanii
Tomas Mowes - Roy Cohn, Ghost 1, Angel Australia

Muziekgebouw

16 Jun, 2006
Boston, USA

Eötvös: Angels in America - US premiere

Opera Unlimited Boston - Wimberly Theatre in the Calderwood Pavilion

Stage Director: Steven Maler
Conductor: Gil Rose
Lighting Designer: Christopher Ostrom
Scenic and Costume Designer: Clint Ramos
Projection Designer: Zachary Borovay

Cast:
Thomas Meglioranza - Prior Walter
Amanda Forsythe - The Angel
Matthew DiBattista - Louis Ironson, Angels Oceania
Drew Poling - Roy Cohn, Ghost I, Angels Australia
Ja-Naé Duane - Hannah Pitt, Rabbi, Henry, Angel Asiatica
Nikolas Sean-Paul Nackley - Joseph Pitt, Ghost II, Angel Europe
Anne Harley - Harper Pitt, Ethel Rosenberg, Angel Antarctica
Matthew Truss - Belize, Mr. Lies, Woman in the Bronx, Angel Africanii
Geoffrey Hawes, Paul Shafer, Matthew Sherbach - Supernumeraries

15 Jun, 2006
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Eötvös: Angels in America

Holland Festival
Dutch premiere

Hamburg version
Stage Director: Benedikt von Peter
Conductors: Peter Eötvös, Alejo Perez

Cast:
James Bobby - Prior Walter
Julia Sukmanova - The Angel
Maria Theresa Ullrich - Harper, Ethel, Angel Antartica
Anna Steiger - Hannah, Rabbi, Henry, Angel Asiatica
Matthias Lüderitz - Joe, Ghost 2, Angel Europe
Jonas Olofsson - Louis, Angel Oceania
Gary Boyce - Belize, Mr Lies, Woman, Angel Africanii
Tomas Mowes - Roy Cohn, Ghost 1, Angel Australia

Muziekgebouw

2 Jul, 2005
Hamburg, Germany

Eötvös: Angels in America

Conductor: Cornelius Meister
Assistant conductor: Alexander Winterson
Staging: Benedikt von Peter
Scene and costume: Saskia Zschoch
Lisht: Bernd Grube
Coreograph: Kristin Schaw Minges

Cast:
Julia Sukmanova - The Angel
Renate Spingler - Harper Pitt, Ethel Rosenberg, The Angel Antarctica
Anna Steiger - Hannah Pitt, Rabbi Chemelwitz, Henry, The Angel Asiatica
James Bobby - Prior Walter
Jonas Olofsson - Louis Ironson, The Angel Oceania
Christoph Pohl - Joe Pitt, Prior 2, The Angel Europa
Tomas Möwes - Roy Cohn, Prior 1, The Angel Australia
Brian Asawa - Belize, Mr Lies, The woman in Bronx, The Angel Africanii
Ingrid Froseth - vocal
Susanne Sommer - vocal
Martin Berner - vocal

30 Jun, 2005
Hamburg, Germany

Eötvös: Angels in America

Conductor: Cornelius Meister
Assistant conductor: Alexander Winterson
Staging: Benedikt von Peter
Scene and costume: Saskia Zschoch
Lisht: Bernd Grube
Coreograph: Kristin Schaw Minges

Cast:
Julia Sukmanova - The Angel
Renate Spingler - Harper Pitt, Ethel Rosenberg, The Angel Antarctica
Anna Steiger - Hannah Pitt, Rabbi Chemelwitz, Henry, The Angel Asiatica
James Bobby - Prior Walter
Jonas Olofsson - Louis Ironson, The Angel Oceania
Christoph Pohl - Joe Pitt, Prior 2, The Angel Europa
Tomas Möwes - Roy Cohn, Prior 1, The Angel Australia
Brian Asawa - Belize, Mr Lies, The woman in Bronx, The Angel Africanii
Ingrid Froseth - vocal
Susanne Sommer - vocal
Martin Berner - vocal

28 Jun, 2005
Hamburg, Germany

Eötvös: Angels in America

Conductor: Cornelius Meister
Assistant conductor: Alexander Winterson
Staging: Benedikt von Peter
Scene and costume: Saskia Zschoch
Lisht: Bernd Grube
Coreograph: Kristin Schaw Minges

Cast:
Julia Sukmanova - The Angel
Renate Spingler - Harper Pitt, Ethel Rosenberg, The Angel Antarctica
Anna Steiger - Hannah Pitt, Rabbi Chemelwitz, Henry, The Angel Asiatica
James Bobby - Prior Walter
Jonas Olofsson - Louis Ironson, The Angel Oceania
Christoph Pohl - Joe Pitt, Prior 2, The Angel Europa
Tomas Möwes - Roy Cohn, Prior 1, The Angel Australia
Brian Asawa - Belize, Mr Lies, The woman in Bronx, The Angel Africanii
Ingrid Froseth - vocal
Susanne Sommer - vocal
Martin Berner - vocal

26 Jun, 2005
Hamburg, Germany

Eötvös: Angels in America

Conductor: Cornelius Meister
Assistant conductor: Alexander Winterson
Staging: Benedikt von Peter
Scene and costume: Saskia Zschoch
Lisht: Bernd Grube
Coreograph: Kristin Schaw Minges

Cast:
Julia Sukmanova - The Angel
Renate Spingler - Harper Pitt, Ethel Rosenberg, The Angel Antarctica
Anna Steiger - Hannah Pitt, Rabbi Chemelwitz, Henry, The Angel Asiatica
James Bobby - Prior Walter
Jonas Olofsson - Louis Ironson, The Angel Oceania
Christoph Pohl - Joe Pitt, Prior 2, The Angel Europa
Tomas Möwes - Roy Cohn, Prior 1, The Angel Australia
Brian Asawa - Belize, Mr Lies, The woman in Bronx, The Angel Africanii
Ingrid Froseth - vocal
Susanne Sommer - vocal
Martin Berner - vocal

23 Jun, 2005
Hamburg, Germany

Eötvös: Angels in America

German premiere

Conductor: Cornelius Meister
Assistant conductor: Alexander Winterson
Staging: Benedikt von Peter
Scene and costume: Saskia Zschoch
Lisht: Bernd Grube
Coreograph: Kristin Schaw Minges

Cast:
Julia Sukmanova - The Angel
Renate Spingler - Harper Pitt, Ethel Rosenberg, The Angel Antarctica
Anna Steiger - Hannah Pitt, Rabbi Chemelwitz, Henry, The Angel Asiatica
James Bobby - Prior Walter
Jonas Olofsson - Louis Ironson, The Angel Oceania
Christoph Pohl - Joe Pitt, Prior 2, The Angel Europa
Tomas Möwes - Roy Cohn, Prior 1, The Angel Australia
Brian Asawa - Belize, Mr Lies, The woman in Bronx, The Angel Africanii
Ingrid Froseth - vocal
Susanne Sommer - vocal
Martin Berner - vocal

29 Nov, 2004
Paris, France

Eötvös: Angels in America

Théâtre du Châtelet

Conductor: Peter Eötvös
Staging: Philippe Calvario
Scene: Richard Peduzzi
Costume: Jon Morrell
Light: Bertrand Couderc
Coreograph: Sophie Tellier
Sound ingenieur: Mark Grey
Musical assistant: Alejo Perez

Cast:
Barbara Hendricks - The Angel
Julia Migenes - Harper Pitt, Ethel Rosenberg, The Angel Antarctica
Roberta Alexander - Hannah Pitt, Rabbi Chemelwitz, Henry, The Angel Asiatica
Daniel Belcher - Prior Walter
Topi Lehtipuu - Louis Ironson, The Angel Oceania
Omar Ebrahim - Joe Pitt, Prior 2, The Angel Europa
Donald Maxwell - Roy Cohn, Prior 1, The Angel Australia
Derek Lee Ragin - Belize, Mr Lies, The woman in Bronx, The Angel Africanii
Claudine Le Coz - vocal
Isabelle Poinloup - vocal
Frédéric Goncalves - vocal

28 Nov, 2004
Paris, France

Eötvös: Angels in America

Théâtre du Châtelet

Conductor: Peter Eötvös
Staging: Philippe Calvario
Scene: Richard Peduzzi
Costume: Jon Morrell
Light: Bertrand Couderc
Coreograph: Sophie Tellier
Sound ingenieur: Mark Grey
Musical assistant: Alejo Perez

Cast:
Barbara Hendricks - The Angel
Julia Migenes - Harper Pitt, Ethel Rosenberg, The Angel Antarctica
Roberta Alexander - Hannah Pitt, Rabbi Chemelwitz, Henry, The Angel Asiatica
Daniel Belcher - Prior Walter
Topi Lehtipuu - Louis Ironson, The Angel Oceania
Omar Ebrahim - Joe Pitt, Prior 2, The Angel Europa
Donald Maxwell - Roy Cohn, Prior 1, The Angel Australia
Derek Lee Ragin - Belize, Mr Lies, The woman in Bronx, The Angel Africanii
Claudine Le Coz - vocal
Isabelle Poinloup - vocal
Frédéric Goncalves - vocal

26 Nov, 2004
Paris, France

Eötvös: Angels in America

Théâtre du Châtelet

Conductor: Peter Eötvös
Staging: Philippe Calvario
Scene: Richard Peduzzi
Costume: Jon Morrell
Light: Bertrand Couderc
Coreograph: Sophie Tellier
Sound ingenieur: Mark Grey
Musical assistant: Alejo Perez

Cast:
Barbara Hendricks - The Angel
Julia Migenes - Harper Pitt, Ethel Rosenberg, The Angel Antarctica
Roberta Alexander - Hannah Pitt, Rabbi Chemelwitz, Henry, The Angel Asiatica
Daniel Belcher - Prior Walter
Topi Lehtipuu - Louis Ironson, The Angel Oceania
Omar Ebrahim - Joe Pitt, Prior 2, The Angel Europa
Donald Maxwell - Roy Cohn, Prior 1, The Angel Australia
Derek Lee Ragin - Belize, Mr Lies, The woman in Bronx, The Angel Africanii
Claudine Le Coz - vocal
Isabelle Poinloup - vocal
Frédéric Goncalves - vocal

23 Nov, 2004
Paris, France

Eötvös: Angels in America

World premiere

Théâtre du Châtelet

Conductor: Peter Eötvös
Staging: Philippe Calvario
Scene: Richard Peduzzi
Costume: Jon Morrell
Light: Bertrand Couderc
Coreograph: Sophie Tellier
Sound ingenieur: Mark Grey
Musical assistant: Alejo Perez

Cast:
Barbara Hendricks - The Angel
Julia Migenes - Harper Pitt, Ethel Rosenberg, The Angel Antarctica
Roberta Alexander - Hannah Pitt, Rabbi Chemelwitz, Henry, The Angel Asiatica
Daniel Belcher - Prior Walter
Topi Lehtipuu - Louis Ironson, The Angel Oceania
Omar Ebrahim - Joe Pitt, Prior 2, The Angel Europa
Donald Maxwell - Roy Cohn, Prior 1, The Angel Australia
Derek Lee Ragin - Belize, Mr Lies, The woman in Bronx, The Angel Africanii
Claudine Le Coz - vocal
Isabelle Poinloup - vocal
Frédéric Goncalves - vocal

Details

Genre:
Duration:
130 minutes
Date:
2002/2004

Publisher information

Cast

(8 singers with amplification)
The Angel – soprano
Harper – soprano
Hannah – mezzo soprano
Joe – baritone
Prior – lyrical baritone
Louis – tenor
Belize – counter-tenor
Roy Cohn – bass-baritone
3 vocal singers (sopran, mezzo, baritone with amplification)

Orchestration     

TITLE Dur. Soloists & choir fl ob cl bcl bn   hn tpt tbn tba   perc pf hp   vn1 vn2 va vc db Other Tech
Angels in America
Opera - Music Theatre
130'2sop,​mez,​cten,​ten,​bar,​lyr bar,​bbar,​3voc20300 0110 200 604322sax,​gtr,​egtr,​hammond org,​celamp, cd

2 flutes (also Alto Flute and Piccolo)
3 Clarinets in A (also Clarinet in Eb, Bass Clarinet and Double Bass Clarinet)
1 Saxophone (Soprano, Alto and Baritone Saxophone)
1 Saxophone (Alto, Tenor Saxophone)
1 Trumpet in Bb (also Piccolo Trumpet)
1 Trombone (with thumb valve)

Percussion 1: vibraphone, marimba (1 instrument together with Perc. 2.), crotales, cymbals (small, large), chinese cymbal, sizzle cymbal, snare drum, conga, little cabaza, triangle, metal guiro, whisper chimes

Percussion 2: marimba, glockenspiel, gongs, crotales, tubular bells, cymbals (small, medium), chinese cymbal, tam-tams (small, medium, large), bass-drum, 3 metal-tubes, metal-guiro, 2 triangles (second very high), indian bells, 1 tube maraca (chocalho), small tamburino, large tambourine (without jingles), whisper chimes (metal chimes with thin sticks)

Percussion setup

Indian Bells

Acoustic Guitar with amplification (also bell tree)
Electric Guitar with Chorus and Reverb
Hammond B3 with Leslie (or digital hammond)
Celesta 5 octaves
Strings: 6 violins – 4 violas – 3 violoncellos – 2 double bass

Technical information

The voices of all singers (both in the pit and on the stage) are amplified.
Sound engineer is needed in the hall.
Acoustic guitar needs amplification, both guitars need monitor loudspeakers, too.

 

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Further information

Das zweiteilige Theaterstück (Millennium Approaches” und “Perestroika”) von Tony Kushner gehört zu den wichtigsten dramatischen Werken der amerikanischen Literatur des 20. Jahrhunderts. Beide Stücke wurden überall in der Welt gespielt und auch verfilmt.

Das ursprünglich 7-stündige Monumentaldrama wurde von Mari Mezei neu strukturiert, diese Opernversion dauert nun etwa zwei bis zweieinhalb Stunden. Die Uraufführung der Oper fand im November 2004 im Theater Châtelet in Paris statt, das mir auch den Auftrag für dieses Werk gegeben hat.
Der politisch sehr engagierte New Yorker Schriftsteller Kushner beschreibt die amerikanische Neurose des Jahrtausendwechsels wie einen dunklen Alptraum in einer spektakulären theatralischen Halluzination. Viele der Hauptcharaktere waren reale Personen, wie z.B. Ethel Rosenberg, die von einem kriminellen Rechtsanwalt (Roy Cohn) – einem Mitarbeiter von McCarthy – auf den elektrischen Stuhl geschickt wurde. Bei Kushner und auch in der Oper erscheint der Geist Ethel Rosenbergs, um den qualvollen Aids-Tod von Roy Cohn mitzuerleben.

Halluzination und Realität gehen in diesem Stück nahtlos ineinander über. Diese Eigenschaft hat mich am meisten animiert, mit diesem Stoff zu arbeiten. In der Opernversion lege ich weniger Akzente auf die politische Linie als Kushner, vielmehr auf die leidenschaftlichen Beziehungen, auf die hochdramatische Spannung des wunderbaren Textes, auf den permanent schwebenden Zustand der Visionen.
Die Hauptperson der Geschichte, Prior Walter, bekommt den Aids-Virus, er weiß, daß er sterben muss. In seinem Überlebenskampf erfindet er einen Engel, der (in diesem Fall “die”) ihm befiehlt, als Prophet die Welt zu retten. In einer Vision steigt er in den Himmel und lehnt den Auftrag vor den staunenden Engeln mit folgenden Worten ab:

“I’ve lived through such terrible times, and there are people who live through much worse, but… You see them living anyway. When they’re more spirit than body, more sores than skin, when flies lay eggs in the corners of the eyes of their children, they live. If I can find hope anywhere, that´s it, that’s the best I can do. I want more life.”
— dann legt er das Buch der Propheten ab und kehrt auf die Erde zurück.

/Peter Eötvös/

 

La pièce de Théâtre en deux actes (“Millennium Approaches” et “Perestroika”) de Tony Kushner compte parmi les oeuvres dramatiques les plus notables de la littérature américaine du vingtième siècle. Les deux parties furent jouées dans le monde entier et une adaptation cinématographique a été créée.

Ce drame monumental, dont la durée d´origine était de sept heures, a été restructuré par Mari Mezei. La durée de cette version lyrique est de deux heures á deux heures trente. La première de l´opéra était en novembre 2004 au Théâtre du Châtelet à Paris, qui m´a chargé de ma mission.
Kushner, un écrivain new-yorkais qui s´engage de plus en plus sérieusement en politique décrit la névrose américaine du tournant de siècle comme un sombre cauchemar d´une hallucination théâtrale spectaculaire.

Nombre des protagonistes de la pièce étaient des personnes ayant téellement existé, comme par exemple Ethel Rosenberg, qui fut envoyée par un juge criminel, collaborateur de McCarthy (Roy Cohn) sur la chaise électrique. Dans la version de Kushner, tout comme dans la version lyrique, l´esprit de Ethel Rosenberg réapparaît pour se faire le témoin de la mort Roy Cohn, atteint du SIDA.
Dans la piece, hallucination et réalité se recoupent totalement pour ne faire qu´un. Cette particularité est ce qui m´a poussé a entreprendre mon travail sur ce thème.

Dans la version lyrique, je mets moins l´accent sur l´aspect politique que Kushner, mais j´insiste plutôt sur les rapports passionnels, sur le suspens on ne peut plus dramatique de ce merveilleux texte, et sur l´immuable va-et-vient latent des visions.
Le personnage principal de l´histoire, Prior Walter, est séropositif. Il sait qu´il va mourir. Dans sa lutte acharnée contre la mort, il invente un ange féminin qui lui commande de se faire prophète pour sauver l´humanité. Sa vision le représente lui-mème en ascension vers le ciel et, au plus grand étonnement de l´ange, rejetant la mission qui lui est confiée, par ces mots.

“J´ai vécu des moments si durs, et des gens en vivent de tellement plus terribles encore mais… vous les voyez vivre malgré tout. Quand ils sont devenus des esprits plus que des corps, des souffrances plus que des peaux, lorsque les mouches pondent au coin des yeux de leurs enfants, ils vivent. Si je parviens à trouver de l´espoir partout, voilà, c´est le mieux que je puisse faire. Je veux plus de vie.”
… pose de côté le Livre des Prophètes et s´en retourne sur terre.

/Peter Eötvös/

Recordings

Video

Angels in America, Louis Air
Châtelet – 2004

Composer Peter Eotvos talks about his opera Angels in America. – 2016
Made by Red Ted Films for the Barbican.

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