In his opera about the biblical story of Abraham and Sarah, composer Torsten Rasch has created an exciting story of a ménage à trois which at the same time deals with the emergence of the three great world religions. Christianity and Judaism derive their origins directly from Abraham and his son Isaac, while his second son Ishmael, whom he conceived with Hagar, is a great prophet in the Islamic tradition. Born in Dresden in 1964, Torsten Rasch is a highly versatile composer, having written not only operas and orchestral pieces but also film scores. In his first work for the Semperoper Dresden he places the spectators right in the middle of the scene – on the stage of the Semperoper.
László Zsolt Bordos / Bordos.Art.Works.
Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden
Commissioned by Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden
Free seating on the
stage of the Semperoper