On 1 April, Oper Frankfurt introduced their new production of Leoš Janáček’s last opera From the House of the Dead. It was created by Italian conductor Tito Ceccherini and German-French director David Hermann, who had for the last time worked with Janáček’s music only two years ago, directing The Makropulos Affair in the renowned Deutsche Oper Berlin.
Starring in the leading roles are predominantly permanent members of the Frankfurt ensemble: Gordon Bibtner (Gorjančikov/Don Juan/Ďábel), Karen Vuong (Aljeja), Vincent Wolfsteiner (Luka Kuzmič), AJ Glueckert (Skuratov) or Johannes Martin Kränzle (Šiškov). Sung in the original Czech, the opera will receive five more performances before the end of the season.
1 April 2018, Oper Frankfurt, Frankfurt
Leoš Janáček: From the House of the Dead (premiere)
directed by: David Hermann, music director: Tito Ceccherini
following performances: 6, 8, 12, 15, 21, 27 and 29 Apr 2018