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Composer: Harneit, Johannes (b. 1963)

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Year of birth1963
NationalityGermany
PeriodContemporary
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Spectacular premières in Heidelberg

Ipc̆a Ramanović © Annemone Taake
Before they even started, the twin opening of Johannes Harneit and Gero Troike’s operas Abends am Fluss (“Evening on the river”) and Hochwasser (“Flood”) were hailed as operatic highlights, indeed as important cultural political events - and the performance of the Heidelberg Opera Ensemble was spectacular, with both these operas placed in the tradition of Theatre of the Absurd and performed convincingly with their politically explosive strength of message.
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