What you can expect
Erik Satie: Gnossienne No 1 and No 3
Claude Debussy: Six épigraphes antiques
Italian piano pieces from Martucci and Busoni
Reading from the narrative of Apuleius, “Cupid and Psyche”
Peter Simonischek lends his beautiful voice to the legend at the heart of our festival.
Peter Simonischek, one of Austria’s greatest actors, reads the ancient tale of Amor (Cupid) and Psyche, on which the baroque opera of this year’s festival is based. Piano pieces by Satie, Debussy and others recreate the atmosphere of the ancient Roman. To this day the ruins of Madauros in northeastern Algeria bear witness to the importance of the old Roman-Berber city where the poet Apuleius created his tale of Amor and Psyche. Various explanations have been given for this enigmatic story. It is no accident that the human psyche has taken its name from the unhappy princess, whose desire to see the face of her anonymous lover has tragic consequences.
The performance lasts 60-70 minutes without an interval.
Prices: EUR 22 / 44 / 66
Ö1 Clubmembers: 10% off for two tickets
Ö1 Intro: the "Kultüröffner" for everybody younger than 30
Standard-subscribers: 10% off for two tickets
U27: 50% off for people younger than 27
Radiobroadcast: Tue, July 6, 02.05pm, Ö1