Der goldene Drache / The Golden Dragon

Music theatre

Commissioned by Ensemble Modern and Opera Frankfurt

Description

World premiere: 29 June, 2014, Frankfurt am Main
Ensemble Modern
Conductor: Peter Eötvös
Staging: Elisabeth Stöppler

 

 

Libretto by Roland Schimmelpfennig based on his play of the same name, arranged by Peter Eötvös
Language: German
English version by Gregory Vajda

 

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.

Synopsis

A Chinese man with a toothache is working illegally as a dishwasher. As he has no medical insurance, his colleagues extract the painful tooth with a pipe wrench. The man bleeds to death and is thrown into the river. Peter Eötvös´s opera, based on the eponymous drama by Roland Schimmelpfennig, tells the stories of the characters living above the Asian restaurant “The Golden Dragon”. In a series of quickly shifting, stylised vignettes, five singers take on the twenty-five roles while narrating the stage directions.

Performances

3 Jul, 2022
Dresden, Germany

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

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

 

Cast:
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

 

Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden

1 Jul, 2022
Dresden, Germany

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

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

 

Cast:
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

 

Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden

30 Jun, 2022
Dresden, Germany

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

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

 

Cast:
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

 

Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden

25 Jun, 2022
Dresden, Germany

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

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

 

Cast:
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

 

Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden

24 Jun, 2022
Dresden, Germany

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

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

 

Cast:
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

 

Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden

22 Jun, 2022
Dresden, Germany

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

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

 

Cast:
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

 

Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden

23 Jan, 2022
Geneve, Switzerland

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

Musical director/conductor: Gabriella Teychenné
Stage direction & scenography: Julien Chavaz
Collaboration to the scenography: Yves Besson
Costume: Severine Besson
Lighting design: Eloi Gianini
Choreography: Kiyan Khoshoie
Ensemble Contrechamps

 

Sarah Defrise, soprano
Julia Deit-Ferrand, mezzo-soprano
Alexander Sprague, tenor I
Timur, tenor II
Henry Neill, baritone
Grand Théâtre de Genève

Coproduced by :
NOF – NOUVEL OPERA FRIBOURG

More info >

22 Jan, 2022
Geneve, Switzerland

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

Musical director/conductor: Gabriella Teychenné
Stage direction & scenography: Julien Chavaz
Collaboration to the scenography: Yves Besson
Costume: Severine Besson
Lighting design: Eloi Gianini
Choreography: Kiyan Khoshoie
Ensemble Contrechamps

 

Sarah Defrise, soprano
Julia Deit-Ferrand, mezzo-soprano
Alexander Sprague, tenor I
Timur, tenor II
Henry Neill, baritone
Grand Théâtre de Genève

Coproduced by :
NOF – NOUVEL OPERA FRIBOURG

More info >

21 Jan, 2022
Geneve, Switzerland

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

Musical director/conductor: Gabriella Teychenné
Stage direction & scenography: Julien Chavaz
Collaboration to the scenography: Yves Besson
Costume: Severine Besson
Lighting design: Eloi Gianini
Choreography: Kiyan Khoshoie
Ensemble Contrechamps

 

Sarah Defrise, soprano
Julia Deit-Ferrand, mezzo-soprano
Alexander Sprague, tenor I
Timur, tenor II
Henry Neill, baritone
Grand Théâtre de Genève

Coproduced by :
NOF – NOUVEL OPERA FRIBOURG

More info >

20 Jan, 2022
Geneve, Switzerland

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

Swiss premiere
Musical director/conductor: Gabriella Teychenné
Stage direction & scenography: Julien Chavaz
Collaboration to the scenography: Yves Besson
Costume: Severine Besson
Lighting design: Eloi Gianini
Choreography: Kiyan Khoshoie
Ensemble Contrechamps

 

Sarah Defrise, soprano
Julia Deit-Ferrand, mezzo-soprano
Alexander Sprague, tenor I
Timur, tenor II
Henry Neill, baritone
Grand Théâtre de Genève

Coproduced by :
NOF – NOUVEL OPERA FRIBOURG

More info >

6 Nov, 2021
Innsbruck, Austria

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

Conductor: Hansjörg Sofka
Stage director: Thomas Gassner
Stage/Costume: Sven Bindseil
Dramaturges: Axel Gade, Lisa Koller
TENM - Tiroler Ensemble for Neue Musik

 

Annina Wachter, sopran
Susanna von der Burg, mezzosopran
David Kerber, tenor
Dale Albright, tenor
Cristoph Filler, bariton
Landestheater Innsbruck
More info >

28 Oct, 2021
Innsbruck, Austria

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

Conductor: Hansjörg Sofka
Stage director: Thomas Gassner
Stage/Costume: Sven Bindseil
Dramaturges: Axel Gade, Lisa Koller
TENM - Tiroler Ensemble for Neue Musik

 

Annina Wachter, sopran
Susanna von der Burg, mezzosopran
David Kerber, tenor
Dale Albright, tenor
Cristoph Filler, bariton
Landestheater Innsbruck
More info >

21 Oct, 2021
Innsbruck, Austria

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

Conductor: Hansjörg Sofka
Stage director: Thomas Gassner
Stage/Costume: Sven Bindseil
Dramaturges: Axel Gade, Lisa Koller
TENM - Tiroler Ensemble for Neue Musik

 

Annina Wachter, sopran
Susanna von der Burg, mezzosopran
David Kerber, tenor
Dale Albright, tenor
Cristoph Filler, bariton
Landestheater Innsbruck
More info >

16 Oct, 2021
Innsbruck, Austria

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

Austrian Premiere
Conductor: Hansjörg Sofka
Stage director: Thomas Gassner
Stage/Costume: Sven Bindseil
Dramaturges: Axel Gade, Lisa Koller
TENM - Tiroler Ensemble for Neue Musik

 

Annina Wachter, sopran
Susanna von der Burg, mezzosopran
David Kerber, tenor
Dale Albright, tenor
Cristoph Filler, bariton

Landestheater Innsbruck
More info >

28 Sep, 2021
Krakow, Poland

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

OPERA RARA FESTIVAL

Stage director: Karolina Sofulak
Choreography: Monika Myśliwiec
Light/streaming: Dariusz Pawelec
Costume: Risk Made in Warsaw Antonina Samecka & Klara Kowtun
Production: Łukasz Kornafel
Conductor: Mieczysław Unger
Spółdzielnia Muzyczna contemporary ensemble

Robin Steitz, sopran
Helena Rasker, mezzosopran
Peter Tantsits, tenor
Karol Kozłowski, tenor
Łukasz Klimczak, bariton

ICE International Congress Center
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27 Sep, 2021
Krakow, Poland

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

OPERA RARA FESTIVAL

Stage director: Karolina Sofulak
Choreography: Monika Myśliwiec
Light/streaming: Dariusz Pawelec
Costume: Risk Made in Warsaw Antonina Samecka & Klara Kowtun
Production: Łukasz Kornafel
Conductor: Mieczysław Unger
Spółdzielnia Muzyczna contemporary ensemble

Robin Steitz, sopran
Helena Rasker, mezzosopran
Peter Tantsits, tenor
Karol Kozłowski, tenor
Łukasz Klimczak, bariton

ICE International Congress Center
More info >

26 Sep, 2021
Krakow, Poland

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

Polish premiere

OPERA RARA FESTIVAL

Stage director: Karolina Sofulak
Choreography: Monika Myśliwiec
Light/streaming: Dariusz Pawelec
Costume: Risk Made in Warsaw Antonina Samecka & Klara Kowtun
Production: Łukasz Kornafel
Conductor: Mieczysław Unger
Spółdzielnia Muzyczna contemporary ensemble

Robin Steitz, sopran
Helena Rasker, mezzosopran
Peter Tantsits, tenor
Karol Kozłowski, tenor
Łukasz Klimczak, bariton

ICE International Congress Center
More info >

5 Mar, 2020
Würzburg, Germany

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

Cond: Gábor Hontvári
Würzburg Philharmonic Orchestra

Cast:
The young lady: Silke Evers (Soprano)
The woman over sixty old, cook, Granddaughter, the ant, Hans, Chinese mother: Barbara Schöller (mezzo)
The young man, young asian, waitress, grandfather, the cricket, chinese aunt: Roberto Ortiz (1. tenor)
The man over sixty, old Asian, Eva, the dark brown stewardess, the friend of the granddaughter,, Chinese father: Matthew Habib (2. tenor)
The man, an Asian, Inga, the blonde stewardess, Chinese uncle: Hinrich Horn (bariton)

Stage direction: Gábor Hontvári
Director: Aldona Farrugia
Stage design: Dorota Karolczak
Light: Pascal Moonen, Mariella von Vequel-Westernach
Video: Valentin Huber
Ton: Tobias Hess, Volker Ulfig
Dramaturge: Berthold Warnecke

Venue: Mainfranken Theater, Würzburg

1 Mar, 2020
Würzburg, Germany

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

Cond: Gábor Hontvári
Würzburg Philharmonic Orchestra

Cast:
The young lady: Silke Evers (Soprano)
The woman over sixty old, cook, Granddaughter, the ant, Hans, Chinese mother: Barbara Schöller (mezzo)
The young man, young asian, waitress, grandfather, the cricket, chinese aunt: Roberto Ortiz (1. tenor)
The man over sixty, old Asian, Eva, the dark brown stewardess, the friend of the granddaughter,, Chinese father: Matthew Habib (2. tenor)
The man, an Asian, Inga, the blonde stewardess, Chinese uncle: Hinrich Horn (bariton)

Stage direction: Gábor Hontvári
Director: Aldona Farrugia
Stage design: Dorota Karolczak
Light: Pascal Moonen, Mariella von Vequel-Westernach
Video: Valentin Huber
Ton: Tobias Hess, Volker Ulfig
Dramaturge: Berthold Warnecke

Venue: Mainfranken Theater, Würzburg

14 Feb, 2020
Würzburg, Germany

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

Cond: Gábor Hontvári
Würzburg Philharmonic Orchestra

Cast:
The young lady: Silke Evers (Soprano)
The woman over sixty old, cook, Granddaughter, the ant, Hans, Chinese mother: Barbara Schöller (mezzo)
The young man, young asian, waitress, grandfather, the cricket, chinese aunt: Roberto Ortiz (1. tenor)
The man over sixty, old Asian, Eva, the dark brown stewardess, the friend of the granddaughter,, Chinese father: Matthew Habib (2. tenor)
The man, an Asian, Inga, the blonde stewardess, Chinese uncle: Hinrich Horn (bariton)

Stage direction: Gábor Hontvári
Director: Aldona Farrugia
Stage design: Dorota Karolczak
Light: Pascal Moonen, Mariella von Vequel-Westernach
Video: Valentin Huber
Ton: Tobias Hess, Volker Ulfig
Dramaturge: Berthold Warnecke

Venue: Mainfranken Theater, Würzburg

8 Feb, 2020
Würzburg, Germany

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

Cond: Gábor Hontvári
Würzburg Philharmonic Orchestra

Cast:
The young lady: Silke Evers (Soprano)
The woman over sixty old, cook, Granddaughter, the ant, Hans, Chinese mother: Barbara Schöller (mezzo)
The young man, young asian, waitress, grandfather, the cricket, chinese aunt: Roberto Ortiz (1. tenor)
The man over sixty, old Asian, Eva, the dark brown stewardess, the friend of the granddaughter,, Chinese father: Matthew Habib (2. tenor)
The man, an Asian, Inga, the blonde stewardess, Chinese uncle: Hinrich Horn (bariton)

Stage direction: Gábor Hontvári
Director: Aldona Farrugia
Stage design: Dorota Karolczak
Light: Pascal Moonen, Mariella von Vequel-Westernach
Video: Valentin Huber
Ton: Tobias Hess, Volker Ulfig
Dramaturge: Berthold Warnecke

Venue: Mainfranken Theater, Würzburg

1 Feb, 2020
Würzburg, Germany

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

Cond: Gábor Hontvári
Würzburg Philharmonic Orchestra

Cast:
The young lady: Silke Evers (Soprano)
The woman over sixty old, cook, Granddaughter, the ant, Hans, Chinese mother: Barbara Schöller (mezzo)
The young man, young asian, waitress, grandfather, the cricket, chinese aunt: Roberto Ortiz (1. tenor)
The man over sixty, old Asian, Eva, the dark brown stewardess, the friend of the granddaughter,, Chinese father: Matthew Habib (2. tenor)
The man, an Asian, Inga, the blonde stewardess, Chinese uncle: Hinrich Horn (bariton)

Stage direction: Gábor Hontvári
Director: Aldona Farrugia
Stage design: Dorota Karolczak
Light: Pascal Moonen, Mariella von Vequel-Westernach
Video: Valentin Huber
Ton: Tobias Hess, Volker Ulfig
Dramaturge: Berthold Warnecke

Venue: Mainfranken Theater, Würzburg

25 Jan, 2020
Würzburg, Germany

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

Cond: Gábor Hontvári
Würzburg Philharmonic Orchestra

Cast:
The young lady: Silke Evers (Soprano)
The woman over sixty old, cook, Granddaughter, the ant, Hans, Chinese mother: Barbara Schöller (mezzo)
The young man, young asian, waitress, grandfather, the cricket, chinese aunt: Roberto Ortiz (1. tenor)
The man over sixty, old Asian, Eva, the dark brown stewardess, the friend of the granddaughter,, Chinese father: Matthew Habib (2. tenor)
The man, an Asian, Inga, the blonde stewardess, Chinese uncle: Hinrich Horn (bariton)

Stage direction: Gábor Hontvári
Director: Aldona Farrugia
Stage design: Dorota Karolczak
Light: Pascal Moonen, Mariella von Vequel-Westernach
Video: Valentin Huber
Ton: Tobias Hess, Volker Ulfig
Dramaturge: Berthold Warnecke

Venue: Mainfranken Theater, Würzburg

28 Dec, 2019
Dresden, Germany

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

Dresden Semper Oper
Conductor: Petr Popelka
Staging: Barbora Horáková Joly
Junge Frau: Mariya Taniguchi
Fraui über Sechzig: Christina Bock
Der junge Man: Beomjin Kim
Man über Sechzig: Jürgen Müller
Der Man: Dogukan Kuran

Venue: Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden

23 Dec, 2019
Dresden, Germany

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

Dresden Semper Oper
Conductor: Petr Popelka
Staging: Barbora Horáková Joly
Junge Frau: Mariya Taniguchi
Fraui über Sechzig: Christina Bock
Der junge Man: Beomjin Kim
Man über Sechzig: Jürgen Müller
Der Man: Dogukan Kuran

Venue: Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden

21 Dec, 2019
Dresden, Germany

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

Dresden Semper Oper
Conductor: Petr Popelka
Staging: Barbora Horáková Joly
Junge Frau: Mariya Taniguchi
Fraui über Sechzig: Christina Bock
Der junge Man: Beomjin Kim
Man über Sechzig: Jürgen Müller
Der Man: Dogukan Kuran

Venue: Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden

17 Dec, 2019
Dresden, Germany

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

Dresden Semper Oper
Conductor: Petr Popelka
Staging: Barbora Horáková Joly
Junge Frau: Mariya Taniguchi
Fraui über Sechzig: Christina Bock
Der junge Man: Beomjin Kim
Man über Sechzig: Jürgen Müller
Der Man: Dogukan Kuran

Venue: Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden

15 Dec, 2019
Dresden, Germany

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

Dresden Semper Oper
Conductor: Petr Popelka
Staging: Barbora Horáková Joly
Junge Frau: Mariya Taniguchi
Fraui über Sechzig: Christina Bock
Der junge Man: Beomjin Kim
Man über Sechzig: Jürgen Müller
Der Man: Dogukan Kuran

Venue: Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden

13 Dec, 2019
Dresden, Germany

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

Dresden Semper Oper
Conductor: Petr Popelka
Staging: Barbora Horáková Joly
Junge Frau: Mariya Taniguchi
Fraui über Sechzig: Christina Bock
Der junge Man: Beomjin Kim
Man über Sechzig: Jürgen Müller
Der Man: Dogukan Kuran

Venue: Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden

19 Nov, 2019
Mönchengladbach, Germany

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

Conductor: Jorgos Ziavras
Stage director: Petra Luisa Meyer
Stage, costume: Dietlind Konold

Conductor: Jorgos Ziavras
Stage director: Petra Luisa Meyer
Stage, costume: Dietlind Konold
Venue: Mönchengladbach Theatre

19 Nov, 2019
Mönchengladbach, Germany

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

Conductor: Jorgos Ziavras
Stage director: Petra Luisa Meyer
Stage, costume: Dietlind Konold

Conductor: Jorgos Ziavras
Stage director: Petra Luisa Meyer
Stage, costume: Dietlind Konold
Venue: Mönchengladbach Theatre

11 Nov, 2019
Mönchengladbach, Germany

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

Conductor: Jorgos Ziavras
Stage director: Petra Luisa Meyer
Stage, costume: Dietlind Konold

Conductor: Jorgos Ziavras
Stage director: Petra Luisa Meyer
Stage, costume: Dietlind Konold
Venue: Mönchengladbach Theatre

11 Nov, 2019
Mönchengladbach, Germany

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

Conductor: Jorgos Ziavras
Stage director: Petra Luisa Meyer
Stage, costume: Dietlind Konold

Conductor: Jorgos Ziavras
Stage director: Petra Luisa Meyer
Stage, costume: Dietlind Konold
Venue: Mönchengladbach Theatre

21 Oct, 2019
Mönchengladbach, Germany

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

Conductor: Jorgos Ziavras
Stage director: Petra Luisa Meyer
Stage, costume: Dietlind Konold

Conductor: Jorgos Ziavras
Stage director: Petra Luisa Meyer
Stage, costume: Dietlind Konold
Venue: Mönchengladbach Theatre

21 Oct, 2019
Mönchengladbach, Germany

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

Conductor: Jorgos Ziavras
Stage director: Petra Luisa Meyer
Stage, costume: Dietlind Konold

Conductor: Jorgos Ziavras
Stage director: Petra Luisa Meyer
Stage, costume: Dietlind Konold
Venue: Mönchengladbach Theatre

28 Sep, 2019
Mönchengladbach, Germany

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

Conductor: Jorgos Ziavras
Stage director: Petra Luisa Meyer
Stage, costume: Dietlind Konold

Conductor: Jorgos Ziavras
Stage director: Petra Luisa Meyer
Stage, costume: Dietlind Konold
Venue: Mönchengladbach Theatre

10 Jul, 2019
Krefeld, Germany

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

Conductor: Jorgos Ziavras
Stage director: Petra Luisa Meyer
Stage, costume: Dietlind Konold
Venue:  Krefeld Theatre

2 Jul, 2019
Krefeld, Germany

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

Conductor: Jorgos Ziavras
Stage director: Petra Luisa Meyer
Stage, costume: Dietlind Konold
Venue:  Krefeld Theatre

19 Jun, 2019
Miskolc, Hungary

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

The Israel Contemporary Players
Conductor: Zsolt Nagy
Stage director: Bruno Berger-Gorski
Light design: Dania Zemer
Cast:
Einat Aronstein, Andrea Melath, Andrew Mackenzie-Wicks, Daniel Norman, Kornel Mikecz

19 Jun, 2019
Miskolc Opera Festival, Miskolc, Hungary

Golden Dragon - Miskolc

19 June, 2019, Miskolc Opera Festival, Hungary
The Israel Contemporary Players
conductor: Zsolt Nagy
stage director: Bruno Berger-Gorski
Light design: Dania Zemer
Cast:
Einat Aronstein, Andrea Melath, Andrew Mackenzie-Wicks, Daniel Norman, Kornel Mikecz

19 Jun, 2019
Miskolc Opera Festival, Miskolc, Hungary

Golden Dragon - opera

Israel Contemporary Players, conductor: Zsolt Nagy
stage director: Bruno Berger-Gorski
Miskolc Opera Festival
19 June, 2019, Miskolc, Hungary

29 May, 2019
Israel

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

The Israel Contemporary Players
Conductor: Zsolt Nagy
Stage director: Bruno Berger-Gorski
Light design: Dania Zemer
Cast:
Einat Aronstein, Andrea Melath, Andrew Mackenzie-Wicks, Daniel Norman, Kornel Mikecz

23 May, 2019
Krefeld, Germany

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

Conductor: Jorgos Ziavras
Stage director: Petra Luisa Meyer
Stage, costume: Dietlind Konold
Venue:  Krefeld Theatre

18 May, 2019
Krefeld, Germany

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

Conductor: Jorgos Ziavras
Stage director: Petra Luisa Meyer
Stage, costume: Dietlind Konold
Venue:  Krefeld Theatre

12 May, 2019
Krefeld, Germany

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

Conductor: Jorgos Ziavras
Stage director: Petra Luisa Meyer
Stage, costume: Dietlind Konold
Venue:  Krefeld Theatre

23 Jun, 2018
Koblenz, Germany

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

Conductor: Mino Marani
Stage director: Elmar Goerden
Cast:
The young woman, The little one: Hana Lee
The woman over sixty, Old cook, Granddaughter, Ant, Hans: Monica Marcus
The young man, Waitress, Grandfather, Cricket: Junho Lee
The man over sixty, Eva, Granddaughter's boyfriend: Peter KLoppelmann,
The man, An Asian, Inga: Christoph Plessers

Venue: Koblenz Theatre

23 Jun, 2018
Koblenz, Germany

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

Conductor: Mino Marani
Stage director: Elmar Goerden
Cast:
The young woman, The little one: Hana Lee
The woman over sixty, Old cook, Granddaughter, Ant, Hans: Monica Marcus
The young man, Waitress, Grandfather, Cricket: Junho Lee
The man over sixty, Eva, Granddaughter's boyfriend: Peter KLoppelmann,
The man, An Asian, Inga: Christoph Plessers

Venue: Koblenz Theatre

19 Jun, 2018
Koblenz, Germany

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

Conductor: Mino Marani
Stage director: Elmar Goerden
Cast:
The young woman, The little one: Hana Lee
The woman over sixty, Old cook, Granddaughter, Ant, Hans: Monica Marcus
The young man, Waitress, Grandfather, Cricket: Junho Lee
The man over sixty, Eva, Granddaughter's boyfriend: Peter KLoppelmann,
The man, An Asian, Inga: Christoph Plessers

Venue: Koblenz Theatre

19 Jun, 2018
Koblenz, Germany

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

Conductor: Mino Marani
Stage director: Elmar Goerden
Cast:
The young woman, The little one: Hana Lee
The woman over sixty, Old cook, Granddaughter, Ant, Hans: Monica Marcus
The young man, Waitress, Grandfather, Cricket: Junho Lee
The man over sixty, Eva, Granddaughter's boyfriend: Peter KLoppelmann,
The man, An Asian, Inga: Christoph Plessers

Venue: Koblenz Theatre

17 Jun, 2018
Koblenz, Germany

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

Conductor: Mino Marani
Stage director: Elmar Goerden
Cast:
The young woman, The little one: Hana Lee
The woman over sixty, Old cook, Granddaughter, Ant, Hans: Monica Marcus
The young man, Waitress, Grandfather, Cricket: Junho Lee
The man over sixty, Eva, Granddaughter's boyfriend: Peter KLoppelmann,
The man, An Asian, Inga: Christoph Plessers

Venue: Koblenz Theatre

17 Jun, 2018
Koblenz, Germany

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

Conductor: Mino Marani
Stage director: Elmar Goerden
Cast:
The young woman, The little one: Hana Lee
The woman over sixty, Old cook, Granddaughter, Ant, Hans: Monica Marcus
The young man, Waitress, Grandfather, Cricket: Junho Lee
The man over sixty, Eva, Granddaughter's boyfriend: Peter KLoppelmann,
The man, An Asian, Inga: Christoph Plessers

Venue: Koblenz Theatre

6 Jun, 2018
Koblenz, Germany

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

Conductor: Mino Marani
Stage director: Elmar Goerden
Cast:
The young woman, The little one: Hana Lee
The woman over sixty, Old cook, Granddaughter, Ant, Hans: Monica Marcus
The young man, Waitress, Grandfather, Cricket: Junho Lee
The man over sixty, Eva, Granddaughter's boyfriend: Peter KLoppelmann,
The man, An Asian, Inga: Christoph Plessers

Venue: Koblenz Theatre

6 Jun, 2018
Koblenz, Germany

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

Conductor: Mino Marani
Stage director: Elmar Goerden
Cast:
The young woman, The little one: Hana Lee
The woman over sixty, Old cook, Granddaughter, Ant, Hans: Monica Marcus
The young man, Waitress, Grandfather, Cricket: Junho Lee
The man over sixty, Eva, Granddaughter's boyfriend: Peter KLoppelmann,
The man, An Asian, Inga: Christoph Plessers

Venue: Koblenz Theatre

1 Jun, 2018
Koblenz, Germany

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

Conductor: Mino Marani
Stage director: Elmar Goerden
Cast:
The young woman, The little one: Hana Lee
The woman over sixty, Old cook, Granddaughter, Ant, Hans: Monica Marcus
The young man, Waitress, Grandfather, Cricket: Junho Lee
The man over sixty, Eva, Granddaughter's boyfriend: Peter KLoppelmann,
The man, An Asian, Inga: Christoph Plessers

Venue: Koblenz Theatre

1 Jun, 2018
Koblenz, Germany

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

Conductor: Mino Marani
Stage director: Elmar Goerden
Cast:
The young woman, The little one: Hana Lee
The woman over sixty, Old cook, Granddaughter, Ant, Hans: Monica Marcus
The young man, Waitress, Grandfather, Cricket: Junho Lee
The man over sixty, Eva, Granddaughter's boyfriend: Peter KLoppelmann,
The man, An Asian, Inga: Christoph Plessers

Venue: Koblenz Theatre

31 May, 2018
Koblenz, Germany

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

Conductor: Mino Marani
Stage director: Elmar Goerden
Cast:
The young woman, The little one: Hana Lee
The woman over sixty, Old cook, Granddaughter, Ant, Hans: Monica Marcus
The young man, Waitress, Grandfather, Cricket: Junho Lee
The man over sixty, Eva, Granddaughter's boyfriend: Peter KLoppelmann,
The man, An Asian, Inga: Christoph Plessers

Venue: Koblenz Theatre

19 May, 2018
Koblenz, Germany

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

Conductor: Mino Marani
Stage director: Elmar Goerden
Cast:
The young woman, The little one: Hana Lee
The woman over sixty, Old cook, Granddaughter, Ant, Hans: Monica Marcus
The young man, Waitress, Grandfather, Cricket: Junho Lee
The man over sixty, Eva, Granddaughter's boyfriend: Peter KLoppelmann,
The man, An Asian, Inga: Christoph Plessers

Venue: Koblenz Theatre

19 May, 2018
Koblenz, Germany

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

Conductor: Mino Marani
Stage director: Elmar Goerden
Cast:
The young woman, The little one: Hana Lee
The woman over sixty, Old cook, Granddaughter, Ant, Hans: Monica Marcus
The young man, Waitress, Grandfather, Cricket: Junho Lee
The man over sixty, Eva, Granddaughter's boyfriend: Peter KLoppelmann,
The man, An Asian, Inga: Christoph Plessers

Venue: Koblenz Theatre

31 Oct, 2017
London, UK

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

PERFORMANCE CANCELLED AT HACKNEY EMPIRE

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21 Oct, 2017
Aldeburgh, UK

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

Music Theater Wales tour of Wales and England

Snape maltings (Aldeburgh)

Stage director: Michael McCarthy
Conductor: Geoffrey Paterson
Designer: Simon Banham
Cast:
The young woman, The little one: Llio Evans
The woman over sixty, Old cook, Granddaughter, Ant, Hans: Lucy Schaufer
The young man, Waitress, Grandfather, Cricket: Andrew Mackenzie Wicks
The man over sixty, Eva, Granddaughter's boyfriend: Daniel Norman
The man, An Asian, Inga: Johnny Herford

18 Oct, 2017
Pontio, UK

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

Music Theater Wales tour of Wales and England

Bangor Pontio

Stage director: Michael McCarthy
Conductor: Geoffrey Paterson
Designer: Simon Banham
Cast:
The young woman, The little one: Llio Evans
The woman over sixty, Old cook, Granddaughter, Ant, Hans: Lucy Schaufer
The young man, Waitress, Grandfather, Cricket: Andrew Mackenzie Wicks
The man over sixty, Eva, Granddaughter's boyfriend: Daniel Norman
The man, An Asian, Inga: Johnny Herford

12 Oct, 2017
Basingstoke, UK

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

Music Theater Wales tour of Wales and England
Basingstoke Anvil

Stage director: Michael McCarthy
Conductor: Geoffrey Paterson
Designer: Simon Banham
Cast:
The young woman, The little one: Llio Evans
The woman over sixty, Old cook, Granddaughter, Ant, Hans: Lucy Schaufer
The young man, Waitress, Grandfather, Cricket: Andrew Mackenzie Wicks
The man over sixty, Eva, Granddaughter's boyfriend: Daniel Norman
The man, An Asian, Inga: Johnny Herford

3 Oct, 2017
Birmingham, UK

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

Music Theater Wales tour of Wales and England
Birmingham Rep Studio

Stage director: Michael McCarthy
Conductor: Geoffrey Paterson
Designer: Simon Banham
Cast:
The young woman, The little one: Llio Evans
The woman over sixty, Old cook, Granddaughter, Ant, Hans: Lucy Schaufer
The young man, Waitress, Grandfather, Cricket: Andrew Mackenzie Wicks
The man over sixty, Eva, Granddaughter's boyfriend: Daniel Norman
The man, An Asian, Inga: Johnny Herford

22 Sep, 2017
Cardiff, UK

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

Music Theater Wales tour of Wales and England
Cardiff Sherman Theatre

Stage director: Michael McCarthy
Conductor: Geoffrey Paterson
Designer: Simon Banham
Cast:
The young woman, The little one: Llio Evans
The woman over sixty, Old cook, Granddaughter, Ant, Hans: Lucy Schaufer
The young man, Waitress, Grandfather, Cricket: Andrew Mackenzie Wicks
The man over sixty, Eva, Granddaughter's boyfriend: Daniel Norman
The man, An Asian, Inga: Johnny Herford

2 Apr, 2017
Tongyeong, Korea

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

Music Theater Wales
Korean premiere

Stage director: Michael McCarthy
Conductor: Geoffrey Paterson
Designer: Simon Banham
Venue: Tongyeong (South-Korea) Black Box

1 Apr, 2017
Tongyeong, Korea

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

Music Theater Wales
Korean premiere

Stage director: Michael McCarthy
Conductor: Geoffrey Paterson
Designer: Simon Banham
Venue: Tongyeong (South-Korea) Black Box

31 Mar, 2017
Tongyeong, Korea

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

Music Theater Wales
Korean premiere

Stage director: Michael McCarthy
Conductor: Geoffrey Paterson
Designer: Simon Banham
Venue: Tongyeong (South-Korea) Black Box

10 Dec, 2016
Frankfurt, Germany

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

Ensemble Modern and Oper Frankfurt production

Stage director: Elisabeth Stöppler

Die junge Frau (der Kleine): Karen Vuong
Die Frau über sechzig (alte Köchin, Enkeltochter, die Ameise, Hans, chinesische Mutter): Hedwig Fassbender
Der junge Mann (junger Asiate, Kellnerin, Großvater, die Grille, chinesische Tante): Ingyu Hwang
Der Mann über sechzig (alter Asiate, Eva die dunkelbraune Stewardess, Freund der Enkeltochter): Hans-Jürgen Lazar
Der Mann (ein Asiate, Inga die blonde Stewardess, chinesischer Onkel): Holger Falk

 

Venue: Bockenheimer Depot

9 Dec, 2016
Frankfurt, Germany

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

Ensemble Modern and Oper Frankfurt production

Stage director: Elisabeth Stöppler

Die junge Frau (der Kleine): Karen Vuong
Die Frau über sechzig (alte Köchin, Enkeltochter, die Ameise, Hans, chinesische Mutter): Hedwig Fassbender
Der junge Mann (junger Asiate, Kellnerin, Großvater, die Grille, chinesische Tante): Ingyu Hwang
Der Mann über sechzig (alter Asiate, Eva die dunkelbraune Stewardess, Freund der Enkeltochter): Hans-Jürgen Lazar
Der Mann (ein Asiate, Inga die blonde Stewardess, chinesischer Onkel): Holger Falk

 

Venue: Bockenheimer Depot

7 Dec, 2016
Frankfurt, Germany

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

Ensemble Modern and Oper Frankfurt production

Stage director: Elisabeth Stöppler

Die junge Frau (der Kleine): Karen Vuong
Die Frau über sechzig (alte Köchin, Enkeltochter, die Ameise, Hans, chinesische Mutter): Hedwig Fassbender
Der junge Mann (junger Asiate, Kellnerin, Großvater, die Grille, chinesische Tante): Ingyu Hwang
Der Mann über sechzig (alter Asiate, Eva die dunkelbraune Stewardess, Freund der Enkeltochter): Hans-Jürgen Lazar
Der Mann (ein Asiate, Inga die blonde Stewardess, chinesischer Onkel): Holger Falk

 

Venue: Bockenheimer Depot

5 Dec, 2016
Frankfurt, Germany

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

Ensemble Modern and Oper Frankfurt production

Stage director: Elisabeth Stöppler

Die junge Frau (der Kleine): Karen Vuong
Die Frau über sechzig (alte Köchin, Enkeltochter, die Ameise, Hans, chinesische Mutter): Hedwig Fassbender
Der junge Mann (junger Asiate, Kellnerin, Großvater, die Grille, chinesische Tante): Ingyu Hwang
Der Mann über sechzig (alter Asiate, Eva die dunkelbraune Stewardess, Freund der Enkeltochter): Hans-Jürgen Lazar
Der Mann (ein Asiate, Inga die blonde Stewardess, chinesischer Onkel): Holger Falk

 

Venue: Bockenheimer Depot

3 Dec, 2016
Frankfurt, Germany

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

Ensemble Modern and Oper Frankfurt production

Stage director: Elisabeth Stöppler

Die junge Frau (der Kleine): Karen Vuong
Die Frau über sechzig (alte Köchin, Enkeltochter, die Ameise, Hans, chinesische Mutter): Hedwig Fassbender
Der junge Mann (junger Asiate, Kellnerin, Großvater, die Grille, chinesische Tante): Ingyu Hwang
Der Mann über sechzig (alter Asiate, Eva die dunkelbraune Stewardess, Freund der Enkeltochter): Hans-Jürgen Lazar
Der Mann (ein Asiate, Inga die blonde Stewardess, chinesischer Onkel): Holger Falk

 

Venue: Bockenheimer Depot

17 Sep, 2016
Cardiff, UK

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

Stage director: Michael McCarthy
Conductor: Geoffrey Paterson
Designer: Simon Banham
Cast:
The young woman, The little one: Llio Evans
The woman over sixty, Old cook, Granddaughter, Ant, Hans: Lucy SchauferThe young man, Waitress, Grandfather, Cricket: Andrew Mackenzie Wicks
The man over sixty, Eva, Granddaughter's boyfriend: Daniel Norman
The man, An Asian, Inga: Johnny Herford

Venue: Cardiff Sherman Theatre

15 Sep, 2016
London, UK

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

Stage director: Michael McCarthy
Conductor: Geoffrey Paterson
Designer: Simon Banham
Cast:
The young woman, The little one: Llio Evans
The woman over sixty, Old cook, Granddaughter, Ant, Hans: Lucy SchauferThe young man, Waitress, Grandfather, Cricket: Andrew Mackenzie Wicks
The man over sixty, Eva, Granddaughter's boyfriend: Daniel Norman
The man, An Asian, Inga: Johnny Herford

Venue: Peacock Theatre, London

14 Sep, 2016
London, UK

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

Stage director: Michael McCarthy
Conductor: Geoffrey Paterson
Designer: Simon Banham
Cast:
The young woman, The little one: Llio Evans
The woman over sixty, Old cook, Granddaughter, Ant, Hans: Lucy SchauferThe young man, Waitress, Grandfather, Cricket: Andrew Mackenzie Wicks
The man over sixty, Eva, Granddaughter's boyfriend: Daniel Norman
The man, An Asian, Inga: Johnny Herford

Venue: Peacock Theatre, London

18 Jul, 2016
Wales, UK

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

UK premiere
Buxton Festival

Stage director: Michael McCarthy
Conductor: Geoffrey Paterson
Designer: Simon Banham
Cast:
The young woman, The little one: Llio Evans
The woman over sixty, Old cook, Granddaughter, Ant, Hans: Lucy SchauferThe young man, Waitress, Grandfather, Cricket: Andrew Mackenzie Wicks
The man over sixty, Eva, Granddaughter's boyfriend: Daniel Norman
The man, An Asian, Inga: Johnny Herford

Venue: Music Theater Wales

23 Jun, 2016
Bremerhaven, Germany

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

Conductor: Ido Arad
Stage director: Ulrich Mokrusch
Sopran: Regine Sturm
Mezzosopran: Patrizia Häusermann
Tenor I: Thomas Burger
Tenor II: Tobias Haaks
Bariton: Filippo Bettoschi
Philharmonisches Orchester Bremerhaven

Venue: Stadttheater Bremerhaven

19 Jun, 2016
Bremerhaven, Germany

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

Conductor: Ido Arad
Stage director: Ulrich Mokrusch
Sopran: Regine Sturm
Mezzosopran: Patrizia Häusermann
Tenor I: Thomas Burger
Tenor II: Tobias Haaks
Bariton: Filippo Bettoschi
Philharmonisches Orchester Bremerhaven

Venue: Stadttheater Bremerhaven

15 Jun, 2016
Bremerhaven, Germany

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

Conductor: Ido Arad
Stage director: Ulrich Mokrusch
Sopran: Regine Sturm
Mezzosopran: Patrizia Häusermann
Tenor I: Thomas Burger
Tenor II: Tobias Haaks
Bariton: Filippo Bettoschi
Philharmonisches Orchester Bremerhaven

Venue: Stadttheater Bremerhaven

10 Jun, 2016
Bremerhaven, Germany

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

Conductor: Ido Arad
Stage director: Ulrich Mokrusch
Sopran: Regine Sturm
Mezzosopran: Patrizia Häusermann
Tenor I: Thomas Burger
Tenor II: Tobias Haaks
Bariton: Filippo Bettoschi
Philharmonisches Orchester Bremerhaven

Venue: Stadttheater Bremerhaven

4 Jun, 2016
Bremerhaven, Germany

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

Conductor: Ido Arad
Stage director: Ulrich Mokrusch
Sopran: Regine Sturm
Mezzosopran: Patrizia Häusermann
Tenor I: Thomas Burger
Tenor II: Tobias Haaks
Bariton: Filippo Bettoschi
Philharmonisches Orchester Bremerhaven

Venue: Stadttheater Bremerhaven

21 Aug, 2015
Bregenz Festival

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

Austrian premiere
Bregenz Festival
Ensemble Modern production

Composer: Peter Eötvös
Director: Elisabeth Stöppler
Stage design: Hermann Feuchter
Costume: Nicole Pleuler
Light design: Jan Hartmann
Dramaturge: Zsolt Horpácsy

Conductor: Hartmut Keil
Soprano: Kateryna Kasper
Tenor: Simon Bode
Tenor: Hans-Jürgen Lazar
Baritone: Holger Falk
Mezzosoprano: Hedwig Fassbender
Sound: Norbert Ommer

19 Aug, 2015
Bregenz Festival

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

Austrian premiere
Bregenz Festival
Ensemble Modern production

Composer: Peter Eötvös
Director: Elisabeth Stöppler
Stage design: Hermann Feuchter
Costume: Nicole Pleuler
Light design: Jan Hartmann
Dramaturge: Zsolt Horpácsy

Conductor: Hartmut Keil
Soprano: Kateryna Kasper
Tenor: Simon Bode
Tenor: Hans-Jürgen Lazar
Baritone: Holger Falk
Mezzosoprano: Hedwig Fassbender
Sound: Norbert Ommer

11 Jul, 2014
Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

Production: Ensemble Modern, Oper Frankfurt

Composer: Peter Eötvös
Director: Elisabeth Stöppler
Stage design: Hermann Feuchter
Costume: Nicole Pleuler
Light design: Jan Hartmann
Dramaturge: Zsolt Horpácsy

Conductor: Hartmut Keil
Soprano: Kateryna Kasper
Tenor: Simon Bode
Tenor: Hans-Jürgen Lazar
Baritone: Holger Falk
Mezzosoprano: Hedwig Fassbender
Sound: Norbert Ommer

Venue: Bockenheimer Depot

9 Jul, 2014
Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

Production: Ensemble Modern, Oper Frankfurt

Composer: Peter Eötvös
Director: Elisabeth Stöppler
Stage design: Hermann Feuchter
Costume: Nicole Pleuler
Light design: Jan Hartmann
Dramaturge: Zsolt Horpácsy

Conductor: Hartmut Keil
Soprano: Kateryna Kasper
Tenor: Simon Bode
Tenor: Hans-Jürgen Lazar
Baritone: Holger Falk
Mezzosoprano: Hedwig Fassbender
Sound: Norbert Ommer

Venue: Bockenheimer Depot

7 Jul, 2014
Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

Production: Ensemble Modern, Oper Frankfurt

Composer: Peter Eötvös
Director: Elisabeth Stöppler
Stage design: Hermann Feuchter
Costume: Nicole Pleuler
Light design: Jan Hartmann
Dramaturge: Zsolt Horpácsy

Conductor: Hartmut Keil
Soprano: Kateryna Kasper
Tenor: Simon Bode
Tenor: Hans-Jürgen Lazar
Baritone: Holger Falk
Mezzosoprano: Hedwig Fassbender
Sound: Norbert Ommer

Venue: Bockenheimer Depot

6 Jul, 2014
Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

Production: Ensemble Modern, Oper Frankfurt

Composer: Peter Eötvös
Director: Elisabeth Stöppler
Stage design: Hermann Feuchter
Costume: Nicole Pleuler
Light design: Jan Hartmann
Dramaturge: Zsolt Horpácsy

Conductor: Hartmut Keil
Soprano: Kateryna Kasper
Tenor: Simon Bode
Tenor: Hans-Jürgen Lazar
Baritone: Holger Falk
Mezzosoprano: Hedwig Fassbender
Sound: Norbert Ommer

Venue: Bockenheimer Depot

4 Jul, 2014
Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

Production: Ensemble Modern, Oper Frankfurt

Composer: Peter Eötvös
Director: Elisabeth Stöppler
Stage design: Hermann Feuchter
Costume: Nicole Pleuler
Light design: Jan Hartmann
Dramaturge: Zsolt Horpácsy

Conductor: Hartmut Keil
Soprano: Kateryna Kasper
Tenor: Simon Bode
Tenor: Hans-Jürgen Lazar
Baritone: Holger Falk
Mezzosoprano: Hedwig Fassbender
Sound: Norbert Ommer

Venue: Bockenheimer Depot

1 Jul, 2014
Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

Production: Ensemble Modern, Oper Frankfurt

Composer: Peter Eötvös
Director: Elisabeth Stöppler
Stage design: Hermann Feuchter
Costume: Nicole Pleuler
Light design: Jan Hartmann
Dramaturge: Zsolt Horpácsy

Conductor: Hartmut Keil
Soprano: Kateryna Kasper
Tenor: Simon Bode
Tenor: Hans-Jürgen Lazar
Baritone: Holger Falk
Mezzosoprano: Hedwig Fassbender
Sound: Norbert Ommer

Venue: Bockenheimer Depot

29 Jun, 2014
Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Eötvös: Golden Dragon

World premiere

Director: Elisabeth Stöppler
Stage design: Hermann Feuchter
Costume: Nicole Pleuler
Light design: Jan Hartmann
Sound: Norbert Ommer
Dramaturge: Zsolt Horpácsy

Conductor: Peter Eötvös
Ensemble Modern, Oper Frankfurt

Kateryna Kasper, soprano
Simon Bode, tenor
Hans-Jürgen Lazar, tenor
Holger Falk, baritone
Hedwig Fassbender, mezzosoprano

Bockenheimer Depot

Details

Genre:
Duration:
90 minutes
Date:
2013/2014

Publisher information

Orchestration     

TITLE Dur. Soloists & choir fl ob cl bcl bn   hn tpt tbn tba   perc pf hp   vn1 vn2 va vc db Other Tech
Der goldene Drache / The Golden Dragon
Opera - Music Theatre
90'sop,​mez,​2ten,​bar11111 1210 200 10111kbdamp

Singers:
soprano, mezzo, tenor, tenor, bariton

 

1 Flute (also Piccolo and Alto flute)

1 Oboe (also Cor anglais)

1 Clarinet in A (also Clarinet in Eb)

1 Bass clarinet (also Clarinet in A and Double bass clarinet)

1 Bassoon (also Double bassoon)

 

1 Horn  see picture >

2 Trumpets in Bb

1 Trombone with thumb valve

 

Percussion I:

4 Crotales, also arco

Vibraphone, also with rubbing stick (2x) and arco (2x)

7 Tubular bells

Glissando gong, gliss. descending  see picture > Chinese opera gong

Tam-tam, Paiste 100-120cm, also with hand-held microphone

Suspended cymbal, also with threaded rod,
ca. 4mm

Sizzle cymbal

Tibetan cymbals  see picture >

Hi-hat, with small cymbal 10′

Chinese bass drum

Conga

Metal guiro

Maracas

Cabasa (high)

Claves (high)

Wood block

Wood plank (ca. 3-4cm thick)

Vegetable knife, medium

Plastic comb (cricket), amplified

Bottle, very low pitch, dull sound, amplified

2 schnapps glasses, to be clinked

 

Percussion II:

Glockenspiel (with pedal)

Xylophone (placed next to Glsp.)

10 Crotales

2 Tubular bells

Triangle

Splash cymbal (small)

Sizzle cymbal

Tibetan cymbals

Chinese cymbal

5 Gong

Burma Gong, horizontal, to be scraped on inner surface, amplified

2 Chinese glissando gongs, horizontal
see picture >

Chinese bongo, 15-20cm

Metal chimes

Guiro, short and thick, made of bamboo

Caxixi, lower than Cabasa in Perc. 1

Claves (low)

Vibra slap

String of little bells

5 schnapps glasses

4 empty wine/beer bottles, hit with metal, amplified

Clinking of 2 beer bottles

Glass chimes

Tibetan cymbals

Chinese Glissando gong

Chinese Glissando gong

 

1 Keyboard (digital Hammond and piano)

 

1 or 6 Violin

1 or 4 Viola

1 or 3 Violoncello

1 Double bass

 

Stage property

– wooden chopping board and knife for cutting vegetables

– wok pan and meta! spoon

– giant bamboo guiro scraped with a knife-like object

– large white turnip scraped with a knife

– whisking bowl with egg whisk

Technical information

Sound engineering:

One hand micro, “scan” over Tam-tam

Plastic comb (very close to the microphone)

Bottle, very low, dull sound, 7th scene,

Clinking of 5 schnapps glasses

Hit empty wine/beer bottle with metal

Burma gong (horizontal), to be scraped on inner surface, all amplified

Further information

Es ist eine komisch-dramatische Oper, da die Geschichte einerseits leicht zu sein scheint, andererseits aber auch sehr tief geht. Ein Asia-Schnellrestaurant, in dem fünf Menschen unterschiedlicher Generation zusammentreffen.

Es geht um Einwanderer, die Situation der Illegalität, ein Thema, das immer sehr aktuell ist. Da ist ein Einwanderer, dem der Zahn weh tut, aber er besitzt keine Papiere, ist illegal im Land und kann nicht zum Artzt gehen, denn er existiert ja nicht.
Am Ende stirbt der kleine Junge und es folgt ein wunderbarer Monolog, die Wasserreise: Seine Leiche wird in den Fluss geworfen und macht eine lange Reise im Meer Richtung Norden. Sie wird von Wasser immer weitergetragen, die Fische fressen das Fleisch von ihr ab und es vergehen zwei Jahre bis das Skelett nach China kommt un dann sagt: “Jetzt bin ich zu Hause, schade, dass ich nur noch Knochen habe”. Dieser Wandel von der naiven Realität, von dem Zahnschmerz, bis zu dem Punkt, an dem die Lieche selbst sagt “Ich bin nur ein Skelett”, ist eine grosse Qualität des Stücks.
Der Zahn ist ein Symbol des Schmerzes, des Ausgeliefertseins, der Hoffnungslosigkeit. Nur eine Stewardess reagiert sensibel auf den Zahn, aber auch sie wirft ihn am Schluss ins Wasser.

Fünf Sänger wechseln ständig die Rollen, was für ein Publikum interessant ist, denn diese sind sehr unterschiedlich. Die vielen komischen Elemente im Text sprechen durch ihren Humor das Publikum an, und daher kann man die dramatischen Stellen entsprechend tief gestalten.

/Peter Eötvös/

 

Die Oper von Péter Eötvös, die das zeitlos aktuelle Thema illegale Einwanderung bearbeitet scheint zwar einerseits gelegentlich humorvoll, stellt aber tiefgehende soziale Fragen und ist im Endeffekt ein komisch-dramatisches Stück. Das auf dem gleichnamigen Drama von Roland Schimmelpfennig beruhende Werk erzählt die Geschichte von Charakteren unterschiedlicher Generationen, die alle über dem asiatischen Restaurant „Dem goldenen Drachen“ wohnen. In einer Reihe schnell wechselnder, stilisierter Momentaufnahmen übernehmen fünf Sänger die fünfundzwanzig Rollen und sprechen die Regieanweisungen.

Der Protagonist ist ein Junge („der Kleine“, der von einer Sopransängerin dargestellt wird), der ohne Aufenthaltsbewilligung, Arbeitsgenehmigung und Krankenversicherung im Goldenen Drachen als Geschirrabräumer arbeitet und kann wegen seiner fehlenden Dokumente – er existiert ja im System nicht –  mit seinen Zahnschmerzen nicht zum Arzt gehen, also entfernen ihm den Zahn seine Kollegen mit einer Rohrzange. Er verblutet aber, seine Leiche wird in den Fluss geworfen und macht eine lange Reise im Meer Richtung Norden. Diese Reise wird im wunderbaren Monolog „Wasserreise“ wiedergegeben. Die Leiche wird vom Wasser immer weitergetragen, die Fische fressen ihm am Fleisch, und es vergehen zwei Jahre bis das Skelett in China ankommt, wo es dann sagt: “China, China. Ich bin da, ich bin fast zuhause, es war eine lange Reise, es war eine sehr lange Reise. Und wie sehe ich aus? Ich bin nun nichts mehr als Knochen”. Der Wandel von der naiven Realität – vom Zahnschmerz – bis zum Punkt, an dem die Leiche selbst spricht: “Ich bin nur ein Skelett” ist eine tief beeindruckende Qualität des Stücks.
Der Zahn ist ein Symbol des Schmerzes, des Ausgeliefertseins und der Hoffnungslosigkeit. Nur eine Stewardess reagiert einfühlsam, wenn sie den Zahn sieht, aber am Schluss wirft auch sie ihn ins Wasser. Die vielen komischen Elemente im Text sprechen durch ihren Humor das Publikum an, jedoch bleibt das Drama ausgesprochen tiefgreifend.

 

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Music Theatre Wales, 2017

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