Donald Runnicles conducts Hindemith and Weill

Donald Runnicles conducts Hindemith and Weill

Philharmonic Biennale

Berliner Philharmoniker
Donald Runnicles

Simon McBurney

  • Paul Hindemith
    Mörder, Hoffnung der Frauen (Murderer, Hope of Women), opera in one act, op.12

    Simon McBurney stage direction, Gerard McBurney dramaturgy, Will Duke video design, Anna Fleischle production design, Rundfunkchor Berlin

  • Kurt Weill
    The Berlin Requiem

    Simon McBurney stage direction, Gerard McBurney dramaturgy, Will Duke video design, Anna Fleischle production design, Rundfunkchor Berlin

  • Kurt Weill
    The Seven Deadly Sins

    Simon McBurney stage direction, Gerard McBurney dramaturgy, Will Duke video design, Anna Fleischle production design, Rundfunkchor Berlin

Actor, director and author Simon McBurney is an artistic multitalent. For concert stages in Berlin, Los Angeles and San Francisco he directs a programme that leads us deep into the abysses of the 1920s, particularly in Hindemith’s operatic shocker Murderer, Hope of Women, which is based on a drama by Oskar Kokoschka. It is about sex and dark desires, brutality and murder. McBurney and his artistic team work with techniques such as video projections, thus creating an atmosphere which makes the social and political climate in the time of the Weimar Republic come alive.

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