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Three operas have been created in the meantime in which the Austrian composer Johannes Maria Staud and the German poet Durs Grünbein have worked together: an ongoing cooperation that has produced their very own way of working. This volume shows the three texts written so far. As much as operas are realized in the synthesis of music and language, so much do the abysmal virtuoso libretti of Durs Grünbein deserve their own attention. The first opera Berenice (2004) after Edgar Allan Poe is uncanny to grotesque: The spirit of the opera itself appears as a vamp in the form of a meta-opera. - Then there's the multi-talented dizzy spell The Antelope (2014), a chamber music spectacle around the employee of a start-up. Tired of the company of his peers, he sings in a strange gibberish from Esperanto and "Antilopisch", a speech made of scraps of meaning. After one.more


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Publisher Suhrkamp
Product type Poetry + Drama
Item number8694037
Release date12.11.2018


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German is a West Germanic language, thus related to and classified alongside English and Dutch. It is one of the world's major languages and the most widely spoken first language in the European Union. Globally, German is spoken by approximately 120 million native speakers and also by about 80 million non-native speakers. Standard German is widely taught in schools, universities and Goethe Institutes worldwide.

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