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IRIS VERMILLION in Christian Jost’s "Egmont" at the Bielefeld Theatre

Ludwig van Beethoven wrote his famous incidental music for Goethe’s tragedy Egmont in 1810, a fact which caused the Theater an der Wien to commission a new work from Christian Jost for the Beethoven Year: Egmont as an opera with musical references to Beethoven was first performed in February 2020 in Vienna, just before the worldwide Covid pandemic began. Now, a full two years later, the Bielefeld Theatre presents the German premiere, directed by Nadja Loschky. The Bielefeld native Iris Vermillion, who has made a career for herself at the most important international stages and opera houses, returns to the theatre of her hometown for this special occasion, lending Jost’s Margarete von Parma her impressive vocal and dramatic presence.


Alexander Kaimbacher Graf Egmont
Evgueniy Alexiev, Herzog Alba
Dušica Bijelić, Clara
Iris Vermillion, Margarete von Parma
Marta Wryk, Ferdinand - Albas Sohn
Yoshiaki Kimura, Machiavell

Alexander Kalajdzic, conductor
Nadja Loschky, director
Anna Schöttl, stage design
Katharina Schlipf, costume design
Yvonne Gebauer, conceptual collaboration
Anne Christine Oppermann, dramaturgy

Bielefelder Opernchor
Bielefelder Philharmoniker



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