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Two New Works by Moritz Eggert

Former members of the Dresden Kreuzchor [Choir of the Church of the Holy Cross] will perform the world premiere of Moritz Eggert’s “Gloria” for men’s choir under the direction of Eckehard Stier on 22 May 2016 at the Dresden Kreuzkirche as part of the concert “Singing for a Lifetime – Former Kruzianer Sing under the Direction of Former Kruzianer”. “Gloria” is the fourth movement of Eggert’s “Vom Himmel und der ganzen Welt” [Of Heaven and All the World – German Mass for A Capella Boys’ Choir] composed in 2014 and adapted for men’s choir.

Another world premiere will take place on 26 May 2016 in Linz. Eggert’s new opera “TERRA NOVA oder das weiße Leben” [TERRA NOVA or the White World], commissioned by the Landestheater Linz, will be presented at the Landestheater Linz by the ballet, choir, children’s and youth choir and the extras of the Landestheater Linz together with the Linz Bruckner Orchestra under the direction of Dennis Russell Davies. Carlus Padrissa (Fura dels Baus) will direct the production. The libretto of the three-act opera, completed in 2015, is by Franzobel and Rainer Mennicken.

The content of “TERRA NOVA oder das weiße Leben” is as follows:
An apocalyptic scenario: The world government under President Ruler has not been able to prevent the extermination and gradual destruction of the earth. But Pandura, the state astronomer, has a concrete utopia in view. A paradisiac “Sister Planet” with apparently peaceful and immortal aliens has made contact with the earth. Does this offer the chance of survival in space?!

Further performances of the opera will be given on 6 May, 30 May, 3 June, 10 June, 12 June, 18 June and 5 July 2016 at the Landestheater Linz.

22 May 2016
Kreuzkirche, 5 PM
World premiere: Moritz Eggert
“Gloria” for men’s choir
Former members of the Dresden Kreuzchor
Eckehard Stier (direction)

26 May 2016
Landestheater, Musiktheater, Great Hall, 7:30 PM
World premiere: Moritz Eggert
“TERRA NOVA oder das weiße Leben”. Opera in three acts
(in German language with supertitles)
Libretto: Franzobel and Rainer Mennicken
Stage direction: Carlus Padrissa (Fura dels Baus)
Ballet of the Landestheaters Linz
Choir of the Landestheaters Linz
Children and Youth Choir of the Landestheaters Linz
Supernumeraries of the Landestheaters Linz
Linz Bruckner Orchestra
Dennis Russell Davies (direction)


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