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Jakob Lenz, An ENO/Hampstead Theatre co-production

 17 April 2012 at 7.30 pm 

Jakob Lenz, An ENO/Hampstead Theatre co-production

Hampstead Theatre
Hampstead Theatre Eton Avenue Swiss Cottage NW3 3EU
United Kingdom
020 7722 9301


Where does genius end and madness begin? How does it feel to cross the borderline between
imagination and insanity?
To celebrate the 60th birthday of leading German composer Wolfgang Rihm, ENO presents the first
ever English-language production of his most widely performed opera, a starkly Expressionist sonic
‘psychogram’ charting the mental disintegration of the real-life Sturm und Drang poet Jakob Lenz.
Staged by the dynamic young British director Sam Brown (winner of the 2011 European Opera-
Directing Prize) and starring the extraordinary ‘chameleon’ actor/singer Andrew Shore – whose tour
de force performance as Birtwistle’s Mr Punch launched ENO’s award-winning collaboration with the
Young Vic – this pioneering co-production with the Hampstead Theatre inaugurates a brand-new
relationship between ENO and North London’s long-established home of new writing.

All performances:

Tue 17 Apr 2012 19:30
Thu 19 Apr 2012 19:30
Sat 21 Apr 2012 19:30
Tue 24 Apr 2012 19:30
Thu 26 Apr 2012 19:30
Fri 27 Apr 2012 19:30

Wolfgang Rihm : Jakob Lenz

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