Tragedy of a Friendshipt

Event Details
  Tragedy of a Friendship
  November 1, 2013 7:00 PM
  November 1, 2013
  Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair State University
3 hours, 10 minutes - no intermission
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Performed in English and German with English Supertitles

Concept, Direction, and Scenography by Jan Fabre

Text by Stefan Hertmans
Music by Moritz Eggert
Featuring a recorded score performed by the Flanders Opera Symphony Orchestra

Inspired by Richard Wagner’s 13 operatic masterpieces, Jan Fabre is putting his own shocking spin on the composer’s 200th birthday, documenting the friendship and dramatic feud between Wagner and philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. Racing from humor to horror across the span of Wagner’s works, the piece features extremely graphic imagery and standout vocal performances from tenor Hans Peter Janssens and soprano Lies Vandeweghe. In collaboration with writer Stefan Hertmans and German composer Moritz Eggert, Jan Fabre has constructed a stunning piece of art that is part opera, part theatre, and not for the faint of heart.

This production contains graphic imagery and content. It is recommended only for those with strong stomachs, and a taste for the bizarre.

Find out more about Jan Fabre at janfabre.be/troubleyn.

Produced by Vlaamse Opera and Troubleyn | Jan Fabre. Co-produced by Concertgebouw Brugge, Théâtre de la Ville Paris, Opéra de Lille, Geneva Wagner Festival and Holland Festival.

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