Friday, August 17, 2018

John Brancy in German premiere of Lost Highway

John Brancy
American barihunk John Brancy will star as Pete Dayton in the German premiere of Olga Neuwirth and Nobel Prize-winner Elfriede Jelinek's Lost Highway at Oper Frankfurt featuring Ensemble Modern. Performances will run from September 9-October 3.

Lost Highway is a 2003 opera adaptation of the 1997 David Lynch film of the same name. It premiered in Graz in 2003 at the Steirischer Herbst Festival of New Music and made its American premiere at Finney Chapel in Oberlin, Ohio and at the Miller Theater in New York City in February 2007 featuring barihunk Michael Weyandt and students from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. The UK premiere in 2008 at the ENO featured barihunk Quirijn de Lang as Pete Dayton.

Olga Neuwirth's Lost Highway Suite:

Lost Highway is a composition that lives from the transformation of physical spaces, diverse inner and outer spaces, into sound spaces. In performance, this is achieved through various, three-dimensional sound projections, which surround the audience with playing, live-electronics, and virtual acoustics, resulting in different experiential relationships from within and without, close by, and from a distance

The Frankfurt performances also feature Elizabeth Reiter, Hugo Armstrong, and David Moss in leading roles.

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