Der Schlaf der Gerechten (2004)
(The Sleep of the Righteous)
Duration: 15 minutes
Libretto by Kristine Tornquist (G)
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Tiroler Landestheater, Innsbruck
Kristine Tornquist, director
Conductor: Dorian Keilhack
Company: Sirene Operntheater Wien
Johann and Johanna have everything in life except an heir who satisfies their demands. They reject a dwarf who does not size up to their expectations, and Voltaire who is too difficult to understand. The third heir apparent is a thief who seems perfect at last. The couple can finally go to sleep, but in the night the thief steals everything they have.
Ethics, Relationships, Society