Liberation, at what cost?
Mozart’s La Betulia Liberata will be led by Titus Engel in a new Opera Frankfurt production at the Bockenheimer Depot subtitled “Eine Kirchenbegehung” (a church experience), premiering on 21 June. This oratorio is a fascinating early work that poses foundational religious questions, and will be staged in Frankfurt by Jan Philipp Gloger.
At the centre of La Betulia Liberata is the Israelite Judith, who saves her hometown of Betulia from siege by murdering the Assyrian general Holofernes. Written when the composer was just 15 years old, the oratorio’s style is indebted to the Italian late-baroque, especially the influences of Opera Seria and music composed for the Catholic Church.
21/6/2017 – 2/7/2017
Oper Frankfurt, Bockenheimer Depot