Strange Meeting – Cenotaph for an Unknown Soldier (Opera)

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Strange Meeting - Cenotaph for an Unknown Soldier (Opera)

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2018


Strange Meeting - Cenotaph for an Unknown Soldier (Opera)

11.11.2018, 19:00 - 21:00 ORF Tirol Rennweg 14, 6020 Innsbruck

A new Opera for the commemorative year 2018 - World War 1 - Armistice Day - 11th November 1918.

Based on Wilfred Owen's war poem "Strange Meeting".

Libretto by Peter Wolf & Music by Norbert Zehm
Director: Alexander Medem
Orchestra: TENM (Tiroler Ensemble for New Music)
Conductor: Claudio Büchler
Actor/Speaker/Drill Sergeant/ Captain: Brett Fancy
Wilfred Owen/Sergeant/Benedikt: Martin Friedrich Lechleitner (Tenor)
Captain/Drill Sergeant: Martin Achrainer (Bass Baritone)
Scarecrow/Angel/Spirit of Owen: Arno Argos Raunig (Counter Tenor)
Ruth: Ute Ziemer (Soprano)
Mother/Fiancee: Kathrin Walder (Mezzo Soprano)

Video: Roland Schrettl


STRANGE MEETING
New Opera - 1st performance on 11th November at ORF Innsbruck
Here a dramatic reading of Wilfred Owen's poem by charismatic British actor Brett Fancy who will feature in the premiere of our opera.