Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla conducts Weinberg: The Passenger

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla conducts Weinberg: The Passenger

Teatro Real, Madrid

160 Min

Though composed as early as 1968, Mieczylaw Weinberg's opera The Passenger received its first full staging only in 2010. The work – based on an 1962 novel by concentration-camp survivor Zofia Posmysz – was quickly recognised as one of the most important operas of the second half of the 20th century, and one whose themes are now as important as they've ever been. That first staging, by David Pountney, has gone on to receive classic status, and is here seen for the first time at Madrid's Teatro Real, conducted by an artist who has been instrumental in the recent Weinberg revival, Mirga Gražinytè-Tyla.

Soloists
Daveda Karanas (Mezzo-Soprano), Amanda Majeski (Soprano), Gyula Orendt (Baritone), Nikolai Schukoff (Tenor)
Ensembles
Chorus of the Teatro Real , Orchestra of the Teatro Real
Conductor
Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla