05
May 2012
Saturday · 08:00 pm

»Der Fall Richard Strauss« (»Collaboration«)

Play reading

»Der Fall Richard Strauss« (»Collaboration«)

»Der Fall Richard Strauss«

Play by Ronald Harwood

German translation by Max Faber

 

Adaptation and direction

Klaus Gmeiner

 

Cast

Peter Hohberger - Richard Strauss

Vera Schweiger - Pauline, his wife

Leo Braune - Stefan Zweig

Anna Kathrin Elsässer - Lotte Altmann

Robert Kolar - Hans Hinkel, special representative

 

The scenes are set in Garmisch, Salzburg, Dresden, and Petropolis

Artists

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On the occasion its world premiere in 2008, Collaboration was hailed by the critics as a »work of genius«. The internationally acclaimed play by the Academy Award winning British playwright Ronald Harwood sheds light on the collaboration between the Jewish author and Richard Strauss under the Nazi regime in the early 1930's, seeking to fathom out the complicated interdependence of art and politics. At the Markus Sittikus Hall, the drama will be presented in a semi-staged version arranged and directed by Klaus Gmeiner.

»The Schubertiade has become to serious song what Bayreuth is to Wagner. An iconic home.«

The Independent, UK