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Photo: W. Lenhardt
Theater Mainz, 1987, Director: Peter P. Pachl

Einem, Gottfried von

Jesu Hochzeit (1978-79)

(Jesus’ Wedding)
Duration: 130 minutes
Miracle opera in two acts

Libretto by Lotte Ingrisch (G)

Scoring
S,2M,T,B; chorus; 2(II=picc).2.2.2-2.2.1.0-timp.perc-elec.gtr-strings.
Abbreviations (PDF).


Territory
This work is available from Boosey & Hawkes for the world.



World Premiere
5/18/1980
Theater an der Wien, Wien
Giancarlo del Monaco, director
Conductor: David Shallon
Company: Theater an der Wien

Roles

MARIAMezzo soprano
JOSEFBass
MAGDALENAMezzo soprano
LAZARUSSoprano
THE LORD'S ANGELTenor
Mortals, Apostles and Disciples, Evangelists and Animals


Synopsis

Jesus’ Wedding is a miracle opera which portrays the Redemption and Passion. The text of the holy scriptures has not been changed. The title refers to Jesus’ union with death, which here, as in the Hebrew and Romance languages, has a female gender. It is an alchemical wedding, the union of love and death, which redeems humankind from mortality.
Lotte Ingrisch


Moods
Dramatic, Poetic


Subjects
Contemporary, Magic/Mystery, Relationships, Religion, Society






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