Die Besessenen

Die Besessenen

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


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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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Benjamin Hulett


Hulett, BenjaminAfter his studies at Oxford the British tenor has worked with the leading choruses and orchestras in the United Kingdom. He is a multi-faceted interpreter, who has worked amongst others with Philippe Herreweghe, Andrew Davis, Roger Norrington, Christopher Hogwood and Harry Bicket in concert. At Hamburgische Staatsoper he performed roles such as Oronte (Handel: Alcina), Flute (Britten: A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Jaquino (Beethoven: Fidelio), Andrès, Cochenille, Pitichinaccio and Frantz (Offenbach: Les Contes d’Hoffmann) and Ferrando (Cosi fan tutte). At Bayerische Staatsoper he made his debut as Oronte and performed Arbace (Mozart: Idomeneo, Re di Creta) with Europa Galante and Fabio Biondi. He furthermore sings Tamino (Mozart: Die Zauberflöte) and Narraboth (Strauss: Salome) in Hamburg and will make his debut at Salzburger Festspiele in 2010 as junger Diener (Strauss: Elektra).