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Komische Oper Berlin

The Bassarids – 'Glory to Dionysus'

Extracts | Henze

On Mount Cithaeron, the Bassarids have entered into a state of ecstatic frenzy. They praise Dionysus (Sean Panikkar) for having given them the strength to kill what they think is a lion in a ritualistic act of sparagmos. But the hermaphroditic seer Tiresias (Ivan Turšić) calls out to Cadmus (Jens Larsen), who realises that something very wrong has just happened. Conducted by Vladimir Jurowski and directed by Barrie Kosky.

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