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Jakob Lenz

Wolfgang Rihm

20th of January 1778. The poet Jakob Lenz wanders in the Vosges, victim of paranoid hallucinations. He arrives in the village of Waldbach. Stroken by a schizophrenia crise, he jumps into a well. Pastor Oberlin discovers him and offers him his hospitality, hoping his guest will soon recover.

Opera of Cologne
Place Trinity Church, Filzengraben 6, 50676 Köln
Premiere 22. March 2014, 8:00 pm

Performances on 28. & 30. March 2014 and 6., 9. & 13. April 2014
Conductor Alejo Perez
Director Béatrice Lachaussée

Stage and Costume Designer Nele Ellegiers
Light Designer Andreas Grüter
Dramaturg Georg Kehren
Lenz Miljenko Turk

Oberlin Wolf Matthias Friedrich
Kaufmann John Heuzenroeder

Voices Erika Simons, Marcelo de Souza Felix, Marta Wryk,
Aoife Miskelly, Luke Stoker

Gürzenich-Orchester Köln