Death in Venice at Göteborg Opera

Dates

4/4/2020 - 4/1/2020

Theatre

Göteborg Opera


Christina Nilssons Gata
Gothenburg, 411 04
Phone: +46 (0)31 - 13 13 00



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Gustav von Aschenbach is a famous German writer of high morals and strict self-discipline. He also suffers from writer’s block. During an anxiety-ridden moment at a cemetery, he decides to travel south in hopes of finding inspiration. While in Venice – the City of Dreams – he becomes fascinated with a young boy called Tadzio, in a way that conflicts with his own grandiose self-image. Fascination turns to lust and obsession, drawing the writer into a ruinous spiral of inward passion. Bit by bit, his self-image falls to pieces while Venice, and finally the writer himself, succumb to cholera. The city reeks with decay while the waters keep rising. Cancelled due to Corona

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