The Passenger

Continuing its tradition of unearthing little-known 20th-century operas,
the Bregenz Festival presented the first staged production of Polish-
Russian composer Mieczyslaw Weinberg's "The Passenger" in 2010.
Written in 1967/68, the opera relates the chance meeting of a former
concentration camp guard and one of her former inmates on an ocean liner
years after the war. Bringing the work to vibrant life are the Wiener
Symphoniker under Teodor Currentzis; topping the cast are Michelle
Breedt and Elena Kelessidi. The work is well served by David Pountney's
stage direction and Johan Engels' two-level set, with the ocean liner above
and the concentration camp below.

Composer: Mieczysław Weinberg
Title: The Passenger
Conductor: Teodor Currentzis
Staged By: David Pountney
Soloist: Michelle Breedt, Roberto Saccà, Elena Kelessidi, Artur Ruciński, Svetlana Doneva, Angelica Voje, Elżbieta Wróblewska, Agnieszka Rehlis, Talia Or
Set: Johan Engels
Orchestra: Wiener Symphoniker
Chorus: Prague Philharmonic Choir
Video Director: Felix Breisach
Genre: Opera
Length: 135 minutes
Cat.No.: A04001538
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