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Jealousy – the poisoner of love

Hercules

George Frideric Handel
Premiere
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Love, jealousy, and an unintended murder are the basic ingredients of this highly dramatic oratorio by George Frideric Handel. After Handel’s Semele, Barrie Kosky now takes on his story about the deadly power of jealousy as a parable on human weakness.
Part I

Dejanira, wife of Hercules, King of Thrace, bemoans her husband’s long absence at war. Her son Hyllus reports the oracle’s sombre prophecy: Hercules will die. Dejanira fears she’ll only see her husband again in the land of the dead. Hyllus decides to look for his father.
Musical drama in three acts [1745]
Libretto by Thomas Broughton
Premiere on 3 March 2024
A co-production with the Frankfurt Opera
Recommended from grade 7
English

Next dates and cast

Schillertheater – Großer Saal
Bismarckstraße 110
10625 Berlin
Sun
3. Mar 2024
18:00
Premiere
Sun
10. Mar 2024
18:00
Sun
17. Mar 2024
19:00
Tue
19. Mar 2024
19:00
Sat
23. Mar 2024
19:30
Fri
29. Mar 2024
18:00
Fri
5. Apr 2024
19:00
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