Opera

Der goldene Drache / The Golden Dragon

Peter Eötvös

Music theatre Libretto by Roland Schimmelpfennig after the play of the same name, set to music by Peter Eötvös

Performed in German

 
Info

  • Free introductory talk
  • 25 minutes before the scheduled performance in the upper foyer of Semper Zwei

  • Post-Show Discussion following the performance (free admission).
    Info

    • Free introductory talk
    • 25 minutes before the scheduled performance in the upper foyer of Semper Zwei
      Info

      • Free introductory talk
      • 25 minutes before the scheduled performance in the upper foyer of Semper Zwei

        In the Thai-Chinese-Vietnamese fast food restaurant »The Golden Dragon«, a motley group of individuals come together: two stewardesses, the old man Hans and his granddaughter as well as the owners of the restaurant, a Chinese family. While the restaurant fills with cheerful talk and orders are taken for medium-spicy Pad Thai Gai and the Thai Soup No. Six, dramatic scenes are taking place in the tiny kitchen: A young Chinese without a resident’s permit has toothache but no health insurance. Amidst steaming woks, his fellow countrymen quickly pull out the rotten tooth, which sails through the air and lands in the Thai soup of one of the guests. Beginning as a wacky comedy, Peter Eötvös’s chamber opera from 2014 quickly turns bitter and even grotesque, linking the fates of various individuals by the device of a lost tooth. 

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