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Wiener Festwochen: Romeo Castellucci, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Raphaël Pichon, Pygmalion. Requiem.

01.04.2022 to 05.04.2022 - Halle E+G

Wiener Festwochen: Romeo Castellucci, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Raphaël Pichon, Pygmalion. Requiem.


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tue, 05.04.2022
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sat, 02.04.2022
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fri, 01.04.2022
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The prologue to this year’s Wiener Festwochen is an ode to life. And this time star director Romeo Castellucci, a Festwochen regular, has chosen to focus on Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s last, uncompleted work. His stage production of the Requiem is undeniably a masterpiece. Together with conductor Raphaël Pichon and the outstanding Pygmalion Ensemble comprised of orchestra and choir, he has succeeded in producing a momentous rapture of creation and decay. Circle dances, battles of paint, materials and images oscillate between celebrations of the forthcoming and solemn ceremonial farewells.

This aesthetically opulent stage version of the famous funeral mass showcases the choir as a main protagonist. Thus the evening does not focus on one particular individual; rather, it chooses to peruse the ‘Atlas of Great Extinctions’. While extinction draws chronologically ever nearer to us present-day human beings via dinosaurs and Neanderthals, an overwhelming ensemble of singers and dancers seeks to steer an opposite course with verve and vibrancy. With Castellucci, the Christian hope of redemption in the afterlife becomes the necessary new beginning for the next generation.

Halle E+G


Halle E + G BetriebsgesmbH
Museumsplatz 1, A-1070 Vienna
Tel.: +43 1 524 33 21-0



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