Sunday, 9 December 2018

Today : world première of 'Marx in London' by Jonathan Dove in Bonn

Today, the Theater Bonn presents the world première of Marx in London, an opera composed by Jonathan Dove, with a libretto in English by Charles Hart based on an original script by Jürgen R. Weber.

Jonathan Dove is a prolific opera composer. Among his previous works for the stage are Flight (1998), The Adventures of Pinocchio (2007), Swanhunter (2009) Mansfield Park (2011) and The Day After (2015).
A day in the life of the Marx family. One of the most famous philosophers and an icon of politics, founder of one of the most influential systems of thought, in his human all-too-human everyday life. But also a day in a one of the most modern cities, London : a crazy, entertaining, exciting, but also typical day in all its dynamics and contradictions. (freely adapted from the Theater Bonn website)
The cast includes baritone Mark Morouse (Marx), soprano Yannick-Muriel Noah (Jenny), soprano Marie Heeschen (Tussi), tenor Christian Georg (Freddy), mezzo Ceri Williams (Helene), tenor Johannes Mertes (Engels) and tenor David fischer (Spy). David Parry conducts the Beethoven Orchester Bonn and the Chorus of the Theater Bonn. Jürgen R. Weber directs.

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