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Theater

The Infernal Comedy: Confessions of a serial killer

 
 
Nov 17—Nov 19, 2011
 
 
 
 
 
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Thursday November 17, 2011
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PRIMARY BILLING:
A Musikkonzept production
Written and directed by Michael Sturminger
Music direction and concept by Martin Haselböck

“A melodic ride to hell with humor and irony.”
—Die Presse (Austria)

"Does Jekyll know about Hyde?" asks serial killer turned writer Jack Unterweger before strangling a soprano with a brassiere. Though himself dead, Unterweger (played by an unnerving John Malkovich) has returned to tell the audience his story. Two singers, accompanied by the virtuoso early-music ensemble Orchester Wiener Akademie, perform live opera arias by Mozart, Vivaldi, Haydn, and others in an inspired counterpoint, providing both a soundtrack to and a deliciously ironic commentary on Unterweger's disturbing confessions.

SECONDARY BILLING:
Based on idea by Birgit Hutter and Martin Haselböck
Featuring Orchester Wiener Akademie
Costume design by Birgit Hutter
Marie Arnet, soprano (Nov 17 at 7:30pm & Nov 19 at 2pm)
Kirsten Blaise, soprano (Nov 19 at 2pm) 
Louise Fribo, soprano (Nov 17, 18, 19 at 7:30pm) 
Martene Grimson, soprano ( Nov 18 & 19 at 7:30pm)