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Visiting the Opera in Frankfurt for international PhDs and Visiting Researchers

We will visit the Opera in Frankfurt and watch the piece "Owen Wingrave"


23.01.2015 von 17:30 bis 23:00 (Europe/Berlin / UTC100)


Oper Frankfurt

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We will visit the Opera in Frankfurt alltogether and watch the play "Owen Wingrave".


You can register for this event by paying the ticket fee of 16€ in advance at the International Office (Ms Zakrzewska). Please note that the transfer with the train is not covered with this fee!


About the piece:

Owen Wingrave, based on Henry James' story, is about how an isolated, honourable individual clashes with an officially sanctioned spirit of militarism. Owen comes from a 300 year old officer dynasty. The central character reflects Britten's own experience in war time, when he gave vent to his pacifistic views to an administrative commission.
War was raging in Vietnam when Britten began composing the opera in 1969. Protests against war were escalating all over the world. Right from the beginning the musical characterisation of the family portraits conjure up sabre rattling and clinking sporrans. Walter Sutcliffe's treatment of this unusual chamber opera keeps close to the work's origins in television. The stage design allows the scenes to change in almost film-like format. This production was such a success when it first opened at the Bockenheimer Depot that is now being revived for the first time, in the Opera House.