november, 2019

27nov7:30 pm11:00 pmDeath in Venice

Event Details

Opera in two acts
Libretto by Myfanwy Piper, based on Thomas Mann’s „Tod in Venedig“
World premiere: 16th June 1973 in Aldeburgh

Benjamin Britten’s last opera was also his most personal. The work is extraordinary not simply for the autobiographical threads that are reflected in Thomas Mann’s aging writer Gustav von Aschenbach; the circumstances surrounding the creation of the work are also inextricably linked to the themes explored. Looking to thwart what he saw as his impending death, Britten took refuge in composition, citing his need to finish the work as a pretext for putting off an urgent heart operation.

Time

(Wednesday) 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm CET

Location

Deutsche Oper Berlin

Bismarckstraße 35 10627 Berlin-Charlottenburg

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