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Othmar Schoeck


Opera in one-act by Othmar Schoeck | Libretto by the composer based on Heinrich von Kleist’s eponymous tragedy
In German with surtitles | Co-production with the Bonn Opera (Germany)

Premiere 02.03.2019
Location Großer Saal Musiktheater
Duration 01 hrs. 30 min.
Intermission - no intermission -

Dates 2018/2019

Tuesday, 02. July 2019
19:30 - 21:10

Linzer Aktivpass-Ermäßigung
19:00 Uhr Einführung im Foyer
Friday, 05. July 2019
19:30 - 21:10

Zum letzten Mal
19:00 Uhr Einführung im Foyer


The Amazonian queen, Penthesilea, and her adversary, the Greek warrior Achilles fall in love. However, this breach of taboo costs them both their lives. In 1808 this Greek mythological tale inspired Heinrich von Kleist to write one of the most powerfully eloquent German dramas. Othmar Schoeck composed a forceful, late romantic influenced score for this work in 1927. In 2017, Peter Konwitschny, one of the leading contemporary directors, staged Schoeck’s opera at the Bonn Opera. In 2019 this production can be seen again in Linz.   



Video for Penthesilea