About the production
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.
N.B. This production takes place at Hampstead Theatre
Apr 17, 19, 20, 24, 26, 27 at 7.30pm
6 performances. Running time: 1hr 15mins
Thu Apr 19, 5.30-6.15pm at Central School of Speech & Drama (opp. Hampstead Theatre).
To book, call Hampstead Theatre Box Office 020 7722 9301
All tickets £45
Tickets are only available from the Hampstead Theatre Box Office
Call 020 7722 9301 or visit www.hampsteadtheatre.com
Jakob Lenz does not form part of ENO Subscriptions