Die Sündflut
Composer: Winfried Maria Danner
Librettist: Michael Hampe and Claus C. Henneb
Other Artistic Personnel: Kazushi Ono, Music Director; Michael Hampe, Stage Director; Frank Gersthofer, Dramaturgist
Original Cast: Wolfgang Neumann (Noah); Wilja Ernst-Mosuraitis (Ahire); Christof Pischesser (Sem); Christian Reger (Ham); Klaus Schneider (Japhet); Bent Norup (Calan); Luiz Molz (Chus); Carolyn James (Awah); Rosemara Ribeiro (Zebid)
Premiere Date: April 13, 2002
Producing Company: Dresden Music Festival
Description: The opera retells a biblical story of the flood and explores man's relationship to God. It asks whether the blind belief in God's will is really only a positive force and whether disbelief and doubt are not equally necessary for mankind toward an equivocal God who exposes mankind to good and evil alike. The action unfolds between strong, archaic characters created by Barlach, who was also one of the greatest German sculptors.
Length: 02:00
Total Acts: 2
Musical Style: Contemporary
Contact: Michael Hampe, Intendant, Dresden Music Festival
Address: Tiergartenstrasse 36
D-01219 Dresden, Germany
Phone: (49) 351/478 5611
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