login | register
EN  |  DE

PROGRAMME DETAIL

Friederike Mayröcker Requiem für Ernst Jandl

Scenic melodrama by Lesch Schmidt (*1957) based on the text of the same title by Friederike Mayröcker (*1924)

In German

Duration of performance approx. 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Print programme (PDF)

CREATIVE TEAM

Lesch Schmidt, Music
Hermann Beil, Stage Adaptation

CAST

Dagmar Manzel
Lesch Schmidt, Piano
Nikolai Tunkowitsch, Violin
Alexander Rindberger, Double bass, Tuba
Dirko Juchem, Flute, Alto saxophone, Baritone saxophone
Katharina Ernst, Percussion
Christoph Keintzel, Sound

ABOUT THE PRODUCTION

The poet’s voice, the actress singing, music from the piano, violin, double bass, tuba, saxophone and percussion and the beautiful, clear faces of Friederike Mayröcker and Ernst Jandl come together in a scenic composition which is a true melodrama, where mourning is tempered with happiness, pain with joy and music with poetry. Lesch Schmidt combines his jazz-inspired music with the wonderful voice of Friederike Mayröcker, to which Dagmar Manzel’s response of hovering melismas and powerful singing creates a ‘piercing focus’.

Friederike Mayröcker and Ernst Jandl lived their lives together for almost five decades: ‘Ernst Jandl was such an open person… He never lied to me. He told me everything which was happening inside him. Yet to me he remained an enormous secret.’ Friederike Mayröcker’s text mourning her ‘companion with hand and heart’, Requiem für Ernst Jandl, published in 2001 one year after Jandl’s death, is a musical monologue in the truest sense of the word, which tells us of the reality of life and evokes the reality of love.

Hermann Beil
(Translation: David Tushingham)

SALZBURG FESTIVAL BLOG

Drama 2016

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  11:23 h;
posted in: Drama

( 5 Nov 2015 ) Three new productions, the revival of Jedermann, the staged melodrama Requiem für Ernst Jandl and two readings from works by Thomas Bernhard constitute the drama programme for 2016. The drama season opens at Salzburg’s Landestheater with Samuel Beckett’s Endgame – an apocalyptic comedy and tragedy at the same time, playing with the end, after the end and before the end.

read more ...

CHOOSE DATE

republic

LOGIN | FORGOT PASSWORD

Share This