THE GIACOMO VARIATIONS
Hollywood actor will perform at Austrian theatre RONACHER in January 2011
Actor John Malkovich will star as the 18th-century womanizer Casanova in a new Austrian theatre production. “The Giacomo Variations” is described as a mix between a play and an opera and will feature music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. THE GIACOMO VARIATIONS will have its world premiere at Vienna’s RONACHER on 5 January 2011.
John Malkovich „This music is so strong, that you can't possibly perform against it or it hits you like a wall. All you can do is to try to get on the wave and stay there as long as possible. And once you are floating together with the singers and the orchestra, it will be an unforgettable experience!“
Production: VBW, Ronacher Theatre in Vienna / Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen
Giacomo I: John Malkovich (performer).
Giacomo II: Florian Boesch (baritone).
Elisa I: Ingeborga Dapkunaite (performer).
Elisa II: Sophie Klussmann (soprano).
Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor: Martin Haselböck.
Orchestra: Orchester Wiener Akademie.
Set & Costume: Renate Martin, Andreas Donhauser
Stage Director: Michael Sturminger