Opera in three acts Libretto by the composer based on The Devils of Loudun by Aldous Huxley in the dramatization by John Whiting using the German translation of Erich Fried’s drama (1968/69, revised in 2011/12) World premiere: Hamburg, 20 June 1969 Premiere of the revised version: Copenhagen, 12 February 2013

Composer Krzysztof Penderecki.
In German with German and English surtitles..

Premiere at 27. June 2022

Munich Opera Festival Sunday, 03. July 2022, 07:00 pm o'clock, Nationaltheater.

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Krzysztof Penderecki's The Devils of Loudun will premiere on Monday, June 27th, 2022, at 7 p.m. -opening this year's Munich Opera Festival. Wolfgang Koch, who was planned to sing the role of Grandier, unfortunately has to cancel the premiere due to sickness. 

The opera The Devils of Loudun has rarely been performed in recent years, which has made the selection of singers extremely complicated. We have now found a very unusual solution, Robert Dölle, from the ensemble of the Residence Theater, who will perform the part scenically and Jordan Shanahan who will sing the part from the side.

We thank both artists for their spontaneity and wish Wolfgang Koch a good recovery.

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