Premiere “Jonny spielt auf”

The dress rehearsal is over, tomorrow it’s coming up, my first premiere at Theater Vorpommern: Jonny spielt auf by Ernst Krenek.

First performed in 1927, on the one hand a worldwide success from the very beginning, on the other hand already attacked by the early Nazi movement in the same year and banned as “degenerate” after their seizure of power.

Almost 100 years old and yet still fresh, modern, touching and inspiring.

An artist’s drama and a “Zeitoper”, a work between times and between worlds, a work of the 1920s – a work of the 2020s!

(all photos: ©Peter van Heesen)