Prisoner of the State by David Lang 

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OBC – Barcelona Symphony Orchestra
Orfeó Català men’s choir
Elkhanah Pulitzer, stage direction
Ludovic Morlot, conductor


David Lang: Prisoner of the State - national premiere. Co-commissioned with the New York Philharmonic, the De Doelen Concert Hall, the Barbican Centre, the Bochum Symphony Orchestra, the Concertgebouw Brugge and Malmö Opera.

The American post-minimalist composer David Lang (Los Angeles, 1957) offers a contemporary ‎adaptation of Beethoven’s Fidelio with ‎Prisoner of the state. The opera tells the ‎story of a woman who disguises herself as a prison guard to rescue her husband from unjust ‎political imprisonment, transforming Beethoven’s opera into an exploration of the defiance of a ‎malign government. The orchestra – an essential part of the work – plays the role of observer in ‎this opera staged under the direction of Elkhanah Pulitzer.‎