Podcast Moritz Eggert on his opera Caliban: ‘Our exploitation of others now comes back to us’

Moritz Eggert 2-® Mara Eggert

Moritz Eggert (c) Mara Eggert

The theme of the 2nd edition of the Amsterdam based Opera Forward Festival is ‘macht/onmacht’ (‘power/powerlessness’ ). The German composer Moritz Eggert composed Caliban for the Asko|Schönberg ensemble, three singers and a narrator. The libretto by Peter te Nuyl is based on the hapless character in Shakespeare’s play The Tempest.

Scorned and abused by Prospero and others, Caliban learns from his surroundings, gradually evolving from victim into perpetrator. The opera will be premièred on 25 March in the Amsterdam Compagnietheater.

I spoke to Moritz Eggert after a rehearsal for the podcast underneath.

More info and tickets via this link

About theaderks

Thea Derks is a Dutch music journalist, who studied musicology at Amsterdam University. She' specialized in contemporary music and always has an eye open for women composers. In 2014 she wrote the biography of Reinbert de Leeuw and in 2018 she published 'Een os op het dak: moderne muziek na 1900 in vogelvlucht'.
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2 Responses to Podcast Moritz Eggert on his opera Caliban: ‘Our exploitation of others now comes back to us’

  1. Pingback: ‘Like a terrifying chorus of ghostly aliens’ – Why you must simply undergo Anna Korsun’s music | Contemporary Classical – Thea Derks

  2. radioguylive says:

    nice interview! You can hear some audio clips from the premiere performance, and some of my reflections on Eggert’s new opera at: http://guylivingston.com/radio/podcast-new-operas/ (on Radio Concertzender & on iTunes)


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