Florian Boesch © Lukas Beck
Florian Boesch © Lukas Beck


FLORIAN BOESCH with Frank Martin's "Jedermann-Monologues" in Berlin

For Florian Boesch, the September highlight is Frank Martin’s Six Monologues from Jedermann. On three evenings, the Austrian baritone presents the six speeches of the protagonist of Hugo von Hofmannsthal’s 1911 play at Konzerthaus Berlin, where Juraj Valčuha conducts the Konzerthaus Orchestra Berlin. The francophone Swiss composer has the soloist in his Jedermann Monologues portray the psychological development of the rich man from initial hubris to the fear of death, all the way to the relinquishing of all earthly goods by the redeemed sinner. A challenge which gives the character actor Florian Boesch ample opportunity to vocally illuminate the abyss of the soul of Everyman in this “play of the rich man’s dying”.