The race goes on – South Pole in Darmstadt

Just a year after its successful premiere at the Bayerische Staatsoper, Miroslav Srnka’s double opera “South Pole” receives its first performance in a reduced and revised version at the Staatstheater Darmstadt. The theatre’s artistic director Karsten Wiegand directs the legendary race between Robert Falcon Scott and the Norwegian Roald Amundsen in the Antarctic, which Srnka’s composition realizes as a musical conflict between two teams in a tremendous arc of tension. The conductor is Johannes Harneit. The first performance takes place on 27 May 2017. Further performances are planned for 10, 18 and 21 June.

Rehearsal Photos Staatstheater Darmstadt © Martin Sigmund