Schade, dass sie eine Hure war
'Tis Pity She's a Whore
By John Ford
Performed in German
Giovanni, recently returned to Parma from university in Bologna, has developed an incestuous passion for his sister Annabella. When Giovanni finally tells Annabella how he feels about her, she requites his love immediately and both give free reign to their passion. But what should best remain hidden from the world soon threatens to come to light when Annabella falls pregnant. In desperation, she marries one of her many suitors, Soranzo. He discovers her terrible secret and vows to kill the brother and sister pair. But Giovanni beats him to the punch...
In his opulently cruel and sensual drama, English playwright and Shakespeare contemporary John Ford (1586–1640) breaks the silence over the taboo of sibling love.
PremiereKleines Haus19:30 - 21:30