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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Johannes Kalitzke

Composer & Conductor

Kalitzke, JohannesThe sought-after conductor of many festivals of contemporary music and composer Johannes Kalitzke is reknown for his fusion of instrumental sounds and electronic medias amd their high incorporation. His conceptions further include apporaches between historical and contemporary soundscapes. His modern tonal language is describes as very intense and surprisingly easily accessible at the same time. This is based on the artists work; witch brings influences of other kinds of arts into his works. His notional points of origin, for example taken from literature like in his in 2005 created Kafka-Komplex, develop after the model of theatrical dramaturgy. His last creations include the opera Inferno, the string quartet Six Covered Settings and Vier Toteninseln for two soloists and orchestra. At Theater an der Wien he at last has conducted the world-premiere of Lang's I hate Mozart in 2006 and Davis' Eight songs for a mad king and Sciarrinos' L'Infinito nero under the name King of birds, Queen of the blood in 2009 at Semperdepot.