Gluck: Alceste, Ruhrtriennale 2016 (detail) View full image

Johan Simons opens Ruhr Triennale with Alceste at Jahrhunderthalle Bochum

King Admetos is dying. The gods promise to cure him if someone will sacrifice themselves in his place. Who is willing to do this? A European myth in an uncompromising opera...  

Ruhrtriennale artistic director Johan Simons' new production of Alceste opened the festival on Friday evening.  With René Jacobs conducting the B'Rock Orchestra and the MusicAeterna Chorus of the Perm State Opera and Ballet Theatre, the cast also features Birgitte Christensen in the title role and Thomas Walker as Admeto.