29.08.18

Weinberg’s Opera “The Passenger” Premieres to Great Success in Denmark

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On 22 August 2018, Mieczysław Weinberg’s opera “The Passenger” had its Scandinavian premiere in the Aarhus Musikhuset. The audience was deeply impressed with the Philipp Kochheim production which received raving reviews. “Overwhelming”, such was the verdict of the Danish press after the premiere of the opera which had its first staged premiere only in 2010 in Bregenz and was put on stage in various countries after that, even though Weinberg had already completed it in 1968 – technically is the previous century. With this in mind, this late discovery deserves the attention it is finally getting in the world of opera even more. We look forward to many exciting new productions in the Weinberg anniversary year 2019!