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054 BE RGE N INTE RN AT I ON AL FE STIVAL 2016 FOU N DAT I ON S FOU N DAT ION S B E RG E N IN T E RN AT ION A L F E ST IVA L 2 01 6 055 Falsche Welt, dir trau ich nicht! km t World premiere LO G E N T E AT E R DAT E / T IME Thursday 26 May at 19:30 Friday 27 May at 19:30 DU RAT ION 2:00 including interval T IC K E T Standard: 390 Under 30: 150 Festival Card: 30 % discount BT Fordel: 25% discount A performance on the way of the world, based on Bach’s cantatas. He is known as one of the world’s leading operatic directors in recent decades. In 2016 the Bergen International Festival presents the world premiere of his latest production. Peter Konwitschny has brought three of Bach’s fabulous cantatas to life on the stage, telling the story of a woman in three different stages of life. Youthful joie de vivre is gradually displaced by breakup, disappointment and loneliness. The final cantata finds her in a retirement home where the residents seem to have been deported from everyday society. There are great expectations of this co-production by the Bergen International Festival, Theater Chur (Switzerland) and Teater Trier (Germany). Peter Konwitschny’s performances consistently surprise, delight and provoke. With the Swiss early music ensemble Le Phénix on historical instruments and singers headed by Norwegian soprano Christel Elizabeth Smith, the stage is set for a truly great experience. Peter Konwitschny director Helmut Brade set design, costume design Ute Haferburg dramaturgy Christel Elisabeth Smith soprano Christiane Boesiger soprano Cornelia Kallisch alto Hans Schöpflin tenor Jacek Strauch bass Le Phénix orchestra Attilio Cremonesi conductor JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685–1750) Falsche Welt, dir trau’ ich nicht, BWV 52 Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut, BWV 199 Ach wie flüchtig, ach wie nichtig, BWV 26 A co-production by the Bergen International Festival, Theater Chur and Teater Trier. 054 #FE STSPILLEN E16 W W W.F IB.N O 055