The Golden Dragon

The Golden Dragon

Peter Eötvös


Jetzt bin ich zu Hause, schade, dass ich nur noch Knochen habe.

Roland Schimmelpfennig Der goldene Drache

Infos & Cast


Infos & Cast

Musical Theater by Peter Eötvös
Libretto by Roland Schimmelpfennig

Swiss Premiere

20 January 2022 – 7:30pm
21 January 2022 – 8pm
22 January 2022 – 6pm
23 January 2022 – 3pm

Comédie de Genève
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Language: German with French subtitles
Duration: 1h30
Suggested age: 12+

Musical director Gabriella Teychenné
Stage direction & scenography Julien Chavaz
Accessories Valérie Margot
Costumes Severine Besson
Lighting design Eloi Gianini
Choreography Kiyan Khoshoie
Make-up and wigs Julia Kreuziger
Stage direction assistant Valérie Tacheron
Vocal coaching Hélène Favre-Bulle
Set construction Ateliers de la Comédie de Genève

Sarah Defrise, soprano
Julia Deit-Ferrand, mezzo-soprano
Alexander Sprague, tenor I
Timur, tenor II
Henry Neill, baritone

Ensemble Contrechamps

NOF – Nouvel Opéra Fribourg

La Comédie, Grand Théâtre de Genève

État de Fribourg, Loterie Romande, Agglomération de Fribourg


The Golden Dragon is a polyphonic poem on the human comedy and the inevitable catastrophe that awaits it. From the dining room to the kitchen of an Asian restaurant, The Golden Dragon, via the floors of the building and their occupants, Roland Schimmelpfennig’s work, set to music by the great Hungarian composer Peter Eötvös, invents an unusual language, that paints a damning picture of a banally cruel Western world. A piece that echoes the world premiere of Sleepless which will take place in March in Geneva. For the occasion, there will also be an Eötvös Focus with the OSR and Contrechamps.

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