OPERA IN TWELVE SCENES AND AN EPILOGUE (2011)
MUSIC AND LIBRETTO BY
Luca Francesconi based on the eponymous play by Heiner Müller
FIRST PERFORMANCE OF THE GERMAN VERSION
Set in time before the French Revolution and after the Third World War, »Quartet« – an operatic work by Luca Francesconi based on Heiner Müller’s eponymous play, based on the famous epistolary novel »Dangerous Liaisons« by Choderlos de Laclos – was premiered in English in 2011. The Italian composer Luca Francesconi, whose works are influenced by Azio Corghi, Karlheinz Stockhausen and Luciano Berio, combines dream-like sound sequences and spatial acoustics, which are produced by live electronics with a rich chamber-music structure. To open the season, the German version of »Quartett« will premiere in Berlin, and is directed by Barbara Wysocka, who will make her debut at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden alongside Daniel Barenboim.
Supported by the Association of the Friends and Supporters of the Staatsoper Unter den Linden