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Die Brüste des Tiresias

Arrangiert für zwei Klaviere von Benjamin Britten

Text by Guillaume Apollinaire

Thérèse has finally had enough. No more cooking, cleaning, having children. She no longer wants to be inferior to men. Resolutely she frees herself from her feminine attributes, smokes, reads the newspapers - in short: becomes a man of the world and now calls herself Tiresias. Her husband, on the other hand, sees the future of the beloved patriarchal society go to waste. Drastic means are needed. So he develops a machine with the help of which he can bring over 40,000 children into the world in one day. Chaos is inevitable.
Francis Poulenc's weird, Dadaist musical comedy combines the sounds of classical opera with jazzy dance interludes. The satirical focus of the play is the question of whether and how a broken world should be granted offspring.

With this production, the Opera Studio embarks on a journey through the history of female empowerment, looks at the development of gender images over the centuries and gives our present day life a wink.

The performances take place at the Ottakringer Brewery - Hefeboden (Ottakringer Platz 1, 1160 Vienna).

Tickets are available at a price of € 25 and € 20


Stage direction
Maurice Lenhard
Set and costume design
Christina Geiger
Lighting design
Alex Brok
Musical direction
Rafael Salas Chía
Rafael Salas Chía
Karo van der Sanden
Theresia / Die Kartenschlägerin
Jaye Simmons
Die Zeitungsverkäuferin / Die elegante Dame / Die dicke Dame
Maria Hegele
Der Gatte
Stanisław Napierała
Der Gendarm / Presto
Pablo Santa Cruz
Der Direktor
Ben Connor
Lacouf / Der Journalist
Aaron Casey Gould
Kinder / Volk von Sansibar
Kamila Dutkowska

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