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Today:

Daphne

Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014

As so often in Richard Strauss’s stage works, „Daphne „ deals with a woman’s fate. This work takes for its subject one of the oldest of operatic plots: the legend of Daphne and the god Apollo, as told by Ovid in his „Metamorphoses“. Plutarch introduced Leukippos to the story, a rival to Apollo for the hand of Daphne. Dressed as a woman in order to enter Daphne’s close circle, Leukippos is uncovered and killed by Apollo. Following her wish, Daphne is then transformed into a laurel tree in order to be united with nature; thus she will be forever green and alive. more...

Soon:

The Devil with the Three Golden Hairs

Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014

»Don’t just sit around. Do something. Believe in me. Believe in yourselves. Believe in something!« It’s rather easy to be a child of good fortune if you just trust in your natural talents. In any case, that’s the way the hero of Stefan Johannes Hanke’s play »The Devil with the Three Golden Hairs«, based on the fairy-tale of the same name by the Brothers Grimm, approaches life. With rock solid confidence and optimism he extricates himself from the King’s deadly intrigues and even manages to pass through the Devil’s kitchen without a scratch. more...