Today, the Theater Kiel presents the world première of Falscher Verrat (False Betrayal), an opera composed by Marco Tutino, with a libretto in German by Luca Rossi and Wolfgang Haendeler inspired by the Kiel mutiny in November 1918.
Marco Tutino has already composed several operas, including Senso (Palermo, January 2011), Le Braci (Budapest, October 2014), La Ciociara (Two Women, San Francisco, June 2015) and Miseria e nobilta (Genova, February 2018).
It is the fictitious story about the sailor Gabriel, the Lieutenant Commander Arno von Stahl and Gabriel's childhood friend Henriette, now Lola the prostitute. Political convictions and intentions are overshadowed by private feelings : the officer Arno wants to support the uprising, but is betrayed out of jealousy by the sailor Gabriel. In the end, both men perish, but the rebellion can not be stopped. Lola, the woman between the two men, survives. (freely adapted from the Kiel Theater website)The cast includes soprano Agnieszka Hauzer (Lola), tenor Michael Müller-Kasztelan (Gabriel Jensen), bass Tomohiro Takada (Arno von Stahl), mezzo Tatia Jibladze (Elsa von Stahl), bass baritone Jörg Sabrowski (Rufus Kropp), bass baritone Matteo Maria Ferretti (Richard) and tenor Fred Hoffmann (Helmut Schulze Rohr). Georg Fritzsch conducts the Orchestra, the Chorus and the Children's Chorus of the Kiel Opera House. Daniel Karazek directs.
The performance should last 2 hours and 30 minutes, including the interval.