Video: preview of David Lang's 'prisoner of the state'


Eric Owens sings 'Gold' from Lang's upcoming operatic retelling of Beethoven's Fidelio

David Lang's new opera, prisoner of the state, will receive its world premiere performances on June 6, 7 and 8 at David Geffen Hall in New York. The New York Philharmonic will be conducted by Jaap van Zweden, and director Elkhanah Pulitzer's production will star Julie Mathevet, Alan Oke, Jarrett Ott and Eric Owens.

The opera is a retelling of Beethoven's Fidelio – a woman endeavours to liberate her husband from political imprisonment. In the video below, Eric Owens, who plays The Jailer, sings 'Gold':

Tickets for prisoner of the state are available from: nyphil.org/concerts-tickets

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