Mozart's famous opera Così fan tutte, this cynical bet placed on human immorality, examined in an experiment, dissected and seen through a microscope, provides the artist collective ĀRT HOUSE OPERA with the ideal foil for opera in times of social distancing. In their theatrical field study, Dietrich Henschel and stage director Thomas Höft socially separate all players of COSÌ.20 for an intense psycho-experiment, first shown at Lockenhaus Castle from 31 July to 2 August. Will isolation succeed or will it destroy any kind of relationship? Can the contactless exchange of emotions remain free from pain?more
"At a time when the livelihood of artists is fundamentally threatened, they must use their resources in a creative way to find a way out of this crisis," says Dietrich Henschel about his opera project COSÌ.20 – Love is Contagious.
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The series of concerts celebrating Friedrich Cerha's 95th birthday culminated in August: the monumental Spiegel cycle was performed at the Salzburg Festival by the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra under Ingo Metzmacher. We celebrate the anniversary with a collection of portrait articles, current links, and his video interview for the Stadtjournal wien.at.