Text von Michael Fröhling frei nach Georg Büchners «Lenz»
Mit Yannick Debus, Jonas Jud, Maximilian Lawrie, Chelsea Zurflüh, Bożena Bujnicka, Freya Apffelstaedt, Simone McIntosh, Amin Ahangaran, Gregory Feldmann Noelia Finocchiaro, Nina Gringolts, Lavinia Scorsin, Alenia Wittmann
Musikalische Leitung Adrian Kelly Inszenierung Mélanie Huber Ausstattung Lena Hiebel Lichtgestaltung Dino Strucken Dramaturgie Fabio Dietsche Regieassistenz Pascal Pointet Ausstattungsassistenz Maria Preschel Inspizienz Katharina Tschannen
Vorstellungen 19 / 22 / 24 / 26 November 2022
A haunting Jakob Lenz in Zurich ..."The ghosts are simply marvellous creations: hissing, singing lullabies, giving body to Lenz’s worst nightmares... Yannick Debus, as Jakob Lenz, rises to the challenge of this difficult material. Debus was fantastic in the title role, his standing ovation well-earned. He brought deftness and complexity to both the spoken and sung parts of the role, whether clambering up and down towers of boxes or curled up in the foetal position, whether delivering the text in a broken whisper or hitting the high notes with aplomb. More importantly, perhaps, he makes you care about Lenz, unable to dismiss him as a madman as his contemporaries do. In the end, this remains the power of Jakob Lenz: to destabilise, to tug at the heartstrings, to leave you haunted."