World Premiere of the Opera, “Rote Laterne”

blogpic_round_logo_75Zurich – March 8, 2015 marks the world premiere of the opera, “Rote Laterne”, at Zurich Opera House, after which it will be performed a further six times until March 27. The “Red Lantern” tells the story of a young woman who is married off into a traditional Chinese family as the fourth and youngest wife and perishes as the result of their backward attitudes. Four wives of different generations live under one roof with their husband, Master Chen, and form a hopelessly catastrophic ménage à cinq. The piece is about female desire and social constraints, dreams, emotional self-determination, domination, envy, jealousy and death. The literary model for the opera stems from the Chinese author, Su Tong, and became world-famous when director Zhang Yimou adapted it for his award-winning movie classic, “Raise the Red Lantern”, in 1991. The work was written by the German composer, Christian Jost, one of the most sought-after composers of our time. French conductor Alain Altinoglu, who gave his highly regarded debut at Zurich Opera House conducting “The Flying Dutchman” in the 2012/13 season, will be at the rostrum

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