The Other Wife
   

Opera

The Other Wife

Torsten Rasch

World premiere. Musical theater in ten scenes Libretto by Helmut Krausser Performed in German with German and English supertitles

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.



Summary

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.



Complete Cast

Sinfoniechor Dresden
Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden

Commissioned by Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden

Free seating on the
stage of the Semperoper

Premierenkostprobe and Specials

Performance
Saturday, 16 May 2020
Performance
Friday, 12 June 2020

Recommendations

Selected Performance Premiere

  • Wednesday 3 Jun 2020
  • Starting Time 7 pm

  • Venue Semperoper Dresden

Free introductory talk

  • held in the Semper Opera House cellar 45 minutes before curtain-up

Cast

Sinfoniechor Dresden
Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden

Commissioned by Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden

Free seating on the
stage of the Semperoper

Selected Performance

  • Sunday 7 Jun 2020
  • Starting Time 7 pm

  • Venue Semperoper Dresden

Free introductory talk

  • held in the Semper Opera House cellar 45 minutes before curtain-up

Kostenloses Nachgespräch im Anschluss an die Vorstellung im Opernkeller.

Cast

Sinfoniechor Dresden
Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden

Commissioned by Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden

Free seating on the
stage of the Semperoper

Selected Performance

  • Wednesday 24 Jun 2020
  • Starting Time 7 pm

  • Venue Semperoper Dresden

Free introductory talk

  • held in the Semper Opera House cellar 45 minutes before curtain-up

Cast

Sinfoniechor Dresden
Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden

Commissioned by Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden

Free seating on the
stage of the Semperoper