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ven­det­ta ven­det­ta

by Thomas Köck

Directed by: Jan Philipp Gloger

Friday, 05/05/2023

07.30 PM - 09.30 PM


07.00 PM Introduction (in German)


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Vendetta Vendetta header

with English surtitles

Have you felt the need to get back at someone lately, to hit back angrily? Presumably you did not. Because revenge is socially outlawed. This applies: Justice instead of revenge! A credo with which, among other things, the Nuremberg Trials were opened. But revenge is at home in the realm of myths, in literature, film, theatre and music. We have been processing them there for thousands of years: Medea murders her own children, Michael Koolhaas sets cities on fire, Batman chases through the dark streets of Gotham City, Dr Bartolo and the Queen of the Night put everything on the line. And they all sing, talk, act in their names. But via the diversions of social media, the street is increasingly becoming a stage for anger and revenge - all the way to the Capitol in Washington.

Thomas Köck's text uses great works of theatre and opera literature to examine the significance of revenge for our society. In Jan Philipp Gloger's production, artists from all disciplines use their forms of expression to bring the great revenge figures to life on stage.

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Cast on 05/05/2023

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Press reviews
Süddeutsche Zeitung

„Jan Philipp Gloger hat Köcks (...) Textfläche nun am Staatstheater Nürnberg in einen ebenso unterhaltsamen wie tiefgängigen Reigen aus Arien und Szenen (...) verwandelt. (...) mit unbändiger Spielfreude erzählt man die Geschichte(n) (...) und zeigt, wie aus Opfern Täter und aus Tätern Opfer werden.“

Florian Welle, Süddeutsche Zeitung

„In einem collagenhaften Ritt durch die Literatur- und Musikgeschichte der Rache gelingt Jan Philipp Gloger auf der Basiseines Textes von Thomas Köck ein Mehr-Sparten-Theaterrausch. (...) Insgesamt hat Jan Philipp Gloger Themen und Personal, das in dieser Form erstmals zusammenarbeitet, eindrucksvoll zu einem, wie ein Knallfrosch wild prasselnden Abend zusammengeschnürt und dem Schauspiel mit Staatsballett und Staatsphilharmonie (...) unwahrscheinliche Kraft und Dynamik verliehen. (...) Ein Rausch, ein absolutes Erlebnis.“

Andreas Thamm,

V - Das Studimagazin

„Egal ob eingestandener Fan einer oder Liebhaber:in aller Sparten, hier findet eine Zusammenkunft von Schauspiel, Oper, Ballett und Philharmonie statt, die voll ist mit bewundernswerter Ensemblearbeit und lustvollem künstlerischen Ausdruck. (...) Die Inszenierung von Jan Philipp Gloger am Staatstheater Nürnberg ist wie ein Highlight-Reel der (...) Ausdrucksformen. Die Sparten Ballett, Oper, Schauspiel und Philharmonie (...) ergänzen und bereichern sich gegenseitig.“

Svenja Plannerer, V-Das Studimagazin

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