The Past and the Present: Edward II at the Deutsche Oper, Berlin


Andrea Lorenzo Scartazzini – Edward II

Edward II – Michael Nagy
Isabella – Agneta Eichenholz
Piers de Gaveston – Ladislav Elgr
Roger Mortimer – Andrew Harris
Walter Langton, Bischof von Coventry – Burkhard Ulrich
Lightborn – James Kryshak
Engel – Jarrett Ott
Soldaten/Räte/Geistliche – Markus Brück, Gideon Poppe
Spencer jr – Gieorgij Puchalski
Prinz Edward – Mattis van Hasselt

Chor der Deutschen Oper Berlin, Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin /  Thomas Søndergård.
Stage director – Christof Loy

Deutsche Oper, Berlin, Germany.  Sunday, February 19th, 2017.

Tonight marked the premiere of 45-year-old Swiss composer Andrea Lorenzo Scartazzini’s third opera, Edward II.  Written in cooperation with the librettist Thomas Jonigk, it proved to be an arresting evening in the theatre and an engaging introduction to his work.  The Deutsche Oper certainly pulled out all the stops for him.  In preparation they published a number of trailers on their website as well as…

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