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Dortmund, Germany—Purgatorio

January 11, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

15€ – 49€

Ballet by Xin Peng Wang after Dante Alighieri
Music by John Luther Adams and Kate Moore

A man, confused by the circumstances of his time and embittered by his life, gets lost in a seemingly hopeless forest. He believes he has come to an end when a mysterious stranger invites him on a fantastic journey. It leads into the fiery chasms of hell and over the steep heights of the Purification Mountain finally into paradise.

Xin Peng Wang’s dance-like Sphere Show spans three seasons. 2021 – in the 700th year of Dante’s death – all three parts will be united in a single evening in the Ruhr metropolis.

With Purgatorio now the ascent to the dizzying heights of the Refining Mountain is imminent. Many dangers lurk, some hard testing must be passed before we are allowed to pass through the huge flame wall of purgatory. Will we have the strength?

“Paradise calls!”

With the kind support of Sunhild and Christian Sutter

With the Dortmund Philharmonic
Staging and choreography : Xin Peng Wang
Concept, Scenario & Dramaturgy : Christian Baier
Stage : Frank Fellmann
Costumes : Bernd Skodzig
Lighting design : Carlo Cerri
Musical Director : Philipp Armbruster


January 11, 2020
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
15€ – 49€
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Opera House Dortmund
Platz der Alten Synagoge
Dortmund, 44137 Germany
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0231/50 27 222
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