Slide 1

O Mensch!

in association with Sydney Festival

Music by Pascal Dusapin
Text by Friedrich Nietzsche

Australian Premiere

Restoring the voice to one of the mightiest minds in history, O Mensch! transforms 21 poems by Friedrich Nietzsche into a series of shattering musical declarations in French composer Pascal Dusapin’s intimate and inspired recent opera, and successor to Passion.

In a virtuoso performance by baritone and piano, audiences are plunged into the agonies and the ecstasies of this era-defining genius as fierce ideology collides with high emotion.A stark production directed by Sarah Giles and lit by lighting installation artist Katie Sfetkidis, O Mensch! features the indomitable baritone Mitchell Riley, who appeared in Sydney Chamber Opera’s …pas à pas – nulle parte… – for the 2014 Sydney Festival.

Photography: Samuel Hodge

  • Director
  • Sarah Giles
  • Lighting & Set Design
  • Katie Sfetkidis
  • Costume Design
  • Charles Davis
  • With
  • Mitchell Riley & Jack Symonds
  • Dramaturg
  • Dominic Mercer
  • Assistant Director
  • Danielle Maas
  • Date & Time
  • 8pm Fri 22; 8:30pm Sat 23, Sun 24 January 2016
  • Venue
  • Carriageworks Track 8, 245 Wilson St Eveleigh
  • Tickets
  • $35 Available here
  • With Thanks To
  • Goethe-Institut Australia and Kawai Pianos Australia
  • E-list