Opera

Die Passagierin / The Passenger

Mieczysław Weinberg

Opera in two acts, eight pictures and one epilog by Mieczysław Weinberg Libretto by Alexander Medwedew after Zofia Posmysz's tale of the same name Multilingual performance with German and English supertitles

On an ocean liner the former SS camp guard Lisa meets one of the old inmates, Marta. Suddenly the past impinges on the present, dredging up memories of a horrific reality that, only a few years after the end of the war, has been hushed up. Against the background of the concentration camp, Weinberg’s opera is an eternal warning against the premature suppression and forgetting of dreadful human crimes.

Summary

On an ocean liner the former SS camp guard Lisa meets one of the old inmates, Marta. Suddenly the past impinges on the present, dredging up memories of a horrific reality that, only a few years after the end of the war, has been hushed up. Against the background of the concentration camp, Weinberg’s opera is an eternal warning against the premature suppression and forgetting of dreadful human crimes.

Complete Cast

Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden
Staatskapelle Dresden

Co-operation with the Frankfurt Opera

Generously supported by the Semperoper Foundation

Recommendations

Selected Performance Premiere

  • Saturday 24 Jun 2017
  • Starting Time 7 pm

  • Venue Semperoper Dresden

Cast

Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden
Staatskapelle Dresden

Co-operation with the Frankfurt Opera

Generously supported by the Semperoper Foundation

Selected Performance

  • Friday 30 Jun 2017
  • Starting Time 7 pm

  • Venue Semperoper Dresden

Cast

Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden
Staatskapelle Dresden

Co-operation with the Frankfurt Opera

Generously supported by the Semperoper Foundation

Selected Performance

  • Wednesday 5 Jul 2017
  • Starting Time 7 pm

  • Venue Semperoper Dresden

Cast

Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden
Staatskapelle Dresden

Co-operation with the Frankfurt Opera

Generously supported by the Semperoper Foundation

Selected Performance

  • Sunday 9 Jul 2017
  • Starting Time 3 pm

  • Venue Semperoper Dresden

Cast

Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden
Staatskapelle Dresden

Co-operation with the Frankfurt Opera

Generously supported by the Semperoper Foundation