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The federal opera house in the capital of Europe


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Pascal Dusapin
Frédéric Boyer &
Alain Altinoglu


Tell me more. Speak, I charge you.

On the eve of the world premiere, meet the driving forces behind Macbeth Underworld during a stimulating talk night. Composer Pascal Dusapin and music director Alain Altinoglu will discuss all things music as well as their long-term artistic collaboration. Librettist Frédéric Boyer joins them for an exploration of Shakespeare's literary heritage and its ramifications for this new opera.

What does the creation of a new opera imply these days? How does the work of a conductor, a librettist and a composer interlock? Prepare your trip to the Underworld with the best possible guides.

Originally, stage director Thomas Jolly too hoped to attend this evening, but he unfortunately saw himself forced to cancel his participation.

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