Voyage of the Philharmonie: Philippe Manoury's Triptych for Orchestra

The large-scale spatial triptych for the Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne reached its conclusion in 2019 . Lab.Oratorium, staged by Nicolas Stemann and featuring orchestra, choir, singer soloists and actors, was performed in Cologne, Hamburg and Paris. In this work, composer Philippe Manoury once again draws on a wide variety of musical and theatrical methods. In a guest article for our magazine, first published before the world premiere, Patrick Hahn explores the fundamental questions of the new work and its place within the trilogy.