AN ENO AND HAMPSTEAD THEATRE CO-PRODUCTION

JAKOB LENZ

WRITTEN BY WOLGANG RIHM
TRANSLATED BY RICHARD STOKES
DIRECTED BY SAM BROWN

Main Stage

17 - 27 Apr 2012

Box Office: 020 7722 9301

How does it feel to cross the line between imagination and insanity?


Wolfgang Rihm’s powerfully evocative chamber opera tells the story of the psychiatric downfall of real-life German poet Jakob Michael Reinhold Lenz - at first hailed as a genius, and later reviled as a madman. Recounting the nineteen days Lenz spent with pastor Johann Oberlin, Rihm’s astonishing score depicts the poet’s turmoil as he battles to overcome his deteriorating mental condition.


A rare opportunity to experience this extraordinary work up close, this first-ever English language production of Jakob Lenz is directed by the award-winning Sam Brown and stars the exceptional actor-singer Andrew Shore in the title role.

Artistic team

WRITER

WOLGANG RIHM

TRANSLATOR

RICHARD STOKES

DIRECTOR

SAM BROWN

DESIGNER

ANNEMARIE WOODS

LIGHTING

GUYS HOARE

CONDUCTOR

ALEX INGRAM

 

CAST

ANDREW SHORE
JONATHAN BEST
RICHARD ROBERTS
SUZY COOPER

 

Video and Image Gallery

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