director Philipp Stölzl
© Dominik Odenkirchen
director Philipp Stölzl
© Dominik Odenkirchen

Jan Dvorak

Internationales Musikfest Hamburg: Frankenstein


25 to 61 Euro


In deutscher Sprache mit deutschen und englischen Übertiteln.

Past dates

Created from nothing. Ugly and in need of love. Unique. Strange. Rejected. Lonely. Hurt. Angry. Murdering, so that somebody should feel its pain. – In 1818, during her holiday on Lake Geneva, a 19-year-old writer invented a monstrous creature and its creator; Frankenstein, a young scientist thirsting for knowledge creates a humanoid being which drives him and itself into death. Mary Shelley’s novel is a political statement, a vision of the future, a horror story and road movie, all in one. Commemorating the 200th anniversary of this horror classic, the Berlin-based film and opera director Philipp Stölzl (»Der Medicus«, »Winnetou«) and the Hamburg-based composer Jan Dvorak tell the story as a »Gothic opera«, oscillating between sounds of nature, horror effects and a noir version of neo-romanticism.


Sunday, 20.05.2018 / 18:00

Monday, 21.05.2018 / 19:00

Wednesday, 23.05.2018 / 19:00

Friday, 25.05.2018 / 19:00

Sunday, 27.05.2018 / 16:00

musical director: Johannes Harneit staging: Philipp Stölzl co-direction: Philipp M. Krenn stage design: Heike Vollmer, Philipp Stölzl costumes: Kathi Maurer cooperation orchestration: Meike Katrin Stein dramaturgy: Janina Zell sound design: Thomas Leboeg puppet designer: Marius Kob
Within the framework of the Internationale Musikfests Hamburg. A cooperation with the Staatsoper Hamburg.Supported by Commerzbank. In the course of International Musikfest Hamburg. In cooperation with Kampnagel, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg and Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg. A commissioned work by Hamburg State Opera in an adaption of the theatre production by Theater Basel.