Doppelganger (September 22nd to 28th)

Doppelganger (September 22nd to 28th)

Doppelganger (September 22nd to 28th), © DBOX

21.09.2023 - Article

World premiere of a new work entitled, Doppelganger

Composed in 1828 in Franz Schubert‘s final days, Schwanengesang (Swan Song) traverses a myriad of emotions. Sitting at the pinnacle of a vocalist’s repertory, these emotive works are given a thrilling new life in the world premiere of a theatrical staging by one of opera’s most adventurous directors, Claus Guth.

Performed by world-renowned tenor Jonas Kaufmann with his long-time collaborator pianist Helmut Deutsch, the heart-melting collection of songs is amplified by additional Schubert repertory, an evocative soundscape, and transformative light and video projections to create a production that is part performance and part installation art. Named for the last song “Der Doppelgänger,” in which a soldier sees themselves and comes to terms with the reality that they did not return from war, this Armory commission beautifully explores the hunger for life and its beauty and the idea that death is not a sudden moment but a last journey.

Date and Time: September 22-28, 2023 (Premiere September 22nd at 8 PM)

Location: Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10065

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