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Orpheus in der Oberwelt: Eine Schlepperoper.
Live Audio Drama

Part of "Performing Arts Festival Berlin 2017"

Orpheus, the mythological singer, returns from the realm of the dead as a luckless human smuggler. This live audio drama provocatively combines current political events with the mythical and musical dimension of the Orpheus legend in the form of a concert. This “Smuggler’s Opera” sings of that figure that is only featured as a criminal in news reports today, but that was glorified during the Cold War as helping refugees.
Current Performances
Thu 15.06.2017, 19:00 / HAU1
German with English surtitles
approx. 0:50
Production: andcompany&Co., Festival Belluard Bollwerk International, based on the radio play Orpheus in der Oberwelt (Production WDR 2015) and the play with the same name, premiered at HAU Hebbel am Ufer in 2014.