American Bang on a Can composer David Lang is fascinated by Beethoven's Fidelio, his only opera – for chamber orchestra, large male choir and four soloists. Taking Fidelio as his basis, Lang constructs a brand-new musical drama. The abuses portrayed are topical and of all times. The orchestra is both actor and eyewitness in the chronicle of an evil government and the fall of a political tyrant.


Claron McFadden, soprano / Alan Oke, tenor / Jarrett Ott, baritone / Davóne Tines, bass

Elkhanah Pulitzer, direction / Matt Saunders, decor / Maline Casta, costume design / Floriaan Ganzevoort, lighting design / Adam Larsen, images & projection


some highlights from the premiere


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