Die Besessenen

Die Besessenen

Opera (World Premiere)
Music by Johannes Kalitzke
Text by Christoph Klimke, based on the novel by Witold Gombrowicz


actor role
Composer & Conductor Johannes Kalitzke
Director Kasper Holten
Set design Steffen Aarfing
Costume designer Marie í Dali
Light designer Jesper Kongshaug
Frau Ocholowska, Mutter von Maja Noa Frenkel
Cholawicki Leigh Melrose
Maja Hendrickje van Kerckhove
Leszczuk Benjamin Hulett
Fürst Holszanski Jochen Kowalski
Skolinski Manfred Hemm
Orchestra Klangforum Wien
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Jesper Kongshaug

Light designer

The Danish Light designer studied in the USA, Japan and England. He created the lighting conceptions for the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Boston Lyric Opera as well as the San Francisco Opera for productions such as Ligeti’s Le Grand Macabre in a Kasper Holten – production. With this director he worked in 2004 for the fist time in Vienna at the festival KlangBogen for Menotti’s Goya as well as for Bard SummerScape for Schumann’s Genoveva. In Denmark he created the lighting for numerous productions at the Royal Danish Opera, for example for Tschaikowski’s Pique Dame, Verdi’s Aida, Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen and Nielsen’s Maskarade. He furthermore designed the light for the Copenhagen European Cultural Capital in 1996 and for the EXPO 2000 and Wagner’s Lohengrin at Moskau. In 2010 he will create the lighting for the Danish classical concert at Shanghai. He teaches at the Danish School for Design as well as at the National Danish Theatre School. At Theater an der Wien he worked at last in 2007 for Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro.