Opera

Jephtha

Oratoria in three acts by Georg Friedrich Händel (1685 – 1759)
Performed in English, with surtitles
Libretto: Thomas Morell
First performance: 1752 in London

An archaic story about love and war, power and a disastrous belief in the gods: George Frideric Handel's dramatic oratorio portrays the subject matter of the supreme war commander Jephtha from the Old Testament, who rashly promised the Almighty that if he is victorious, he will sacrifice the first creature he meets on his return. He is met by his beloved daughter Iphis and he now has to choose: religion or humanity? Composed at the end of his life, Handel once again produced powerful, deeply touching music, alive with immense choruses.

OPENS: 4 February 2018

Cast

Conductor Konrad Junghänel
Director Achim Freyer
Stage & Costume Designer Achim Freyer
Co-Director Sebastian Sommer
Assistance: Stage & Costumes Petra Weikert
Chorus Master Albert Horne
Lighting Designer Andreas Frank
Dramaturgy Klaus-Peter Kehr, Katja Leclerc
Jephtha Mirko Roschkowski
Storgè Anna Alàs i Jové
Iphis Gloria Rehm
Hamor Terry Wey
Kangmin Justin Kim
Zebul Wolf Matthias Friedrich
Chor & Statisterie des Hessischen Staatstheaters Wiesbaden, Hessisches Staatsorchester Wiesbaden

Dates

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