The Infernal Comedy

“The Infernal Comedy – Confessions of a serial Killer” 2009

John Malkovich is Jack Unterweger
a stage-play for a Baroque-Orchestra with John Malkovich as Jack Unterweger, Musical director: Martin Haselböck; Director: Michael Sturminger.

“When a dead serial killer returns to the stage to present his autobiography in a public reading, a comedy is not exactly what we are in for; but what are we demanding, anyway, if we are waiting to see a new opera/play about a murderer of women, for an orchestra on period instruments, two sopranos and one actor?”

Barnum Theatre, Santa Monica, California, USA (Tryout May 3rd 2008); Ronacher, Vienna, Austria (July 1st 2009 world premiere); Peralada Summer Festival, Spain; Philharmonie, Luxemburg; Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium; Opéra national de Paris, Paris, France; Istanbul Theatre Festival, Istanbul, Turkey; Schauspielhaus, Hamburg, Germany; Teatro Metropol de Tarragona, Tarragona, Spain; Teatro Cervantes de Malaga, Malaga, Spain; Theatron, Athen, Greece; Ruhrfestspiele, Recklinghausen, Germany; Massey Hall, Toronto, Canada; Festival du Grand Rire, Quebec, Canada; Festival Ravello, Ravello, Italy; Festival Spoleto, Spoleto, Italy; Turku Music Festival, Turku, Finland; Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg, Russia; Piazza Duomo, Prato, Italy; Palazzo dei Congressi, Taormina, Italien; Rudolfinum, Dvořák Hall, Praha, Czech Republic; Lodz, Poland; Teatr Wielki, Warsaw, Poland; Barbican, London, UK; St. Petersburg, Russia; Tbilis, Georgien; Cyprus; USA Tour: Boston, Massachusetts; Anne Arbor, Michigan; Granada Theatre, Santa Barbara, California; Zellerbach Hall, University of California, Berkeley, California; Bass Concert Hall, Austin, Texas; Auditorio del Cuartel General del Ejército, Lima, Peru; Theatro Mayor, Bogota, Columbia; Theatro Municipal, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Theatro Castro Alves, Salvador, Brazil; Theatro Municipal, Sao Paulo, Brazil; Quick Center for the Performing Arts, Fairflied, Connecticut; Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York, USA; Spring Festival, Budapest, Hungary; Teatro de la Ciudad, Mexico City, Mexiko; Teatro Diana, Guadalajara, Mexiko; Teatro bicentenario, Leon, Mexiko; Schauspielhaus, Dresden, Germany; Symphony Hall, Birmingham, UK; National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland; Liederhalle, Stuttgart, Germany; Am Gasteig, Munich, Germany; Philharmonie, Berlin, Germany; Movistar Arena, Santiago, Chile; Symphony Hall, Chicago, USA; Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel; Dan Hotel, Big Blue Hall, Eliat, Isreal; Attergauhalle, St. Georgen, Austria (World premiere of the German version); Fringe Fest, Stockholm, Sweden; Festival St Prex Classics, St. Prex, Switzerland; Kammeroper, Gütersloh, Germany; George Enescu Festival, Bucharest, Romania.

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