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Work of the week – Luigi Dallapiccola: Il prigioniero

Although Luigi Dallapiccola’s one-act opera Il prigioniero (The Prisoner) was composed in 1949, the questions it raises about faith, love, hope and freedom are of enduring relevance. On 26 April, a production of the opera opens at Stuttgart Opera under the direction of Andrea Breth, performed by the Staatorchester Stuttgart and conductor Franck Ollu, and with set design by Martin Zehetgruber. The production was co-produced with Theatre La Monnaie / De Munt in Brussels and was premiered there in January this year. Continue reading “Work of the week – Luigi Dallapiccola: Il prigioniero”