Opera in seven pictures by Vito Žuraj (*1979)Commissioned by Oper Frankfurt
A woman falls in love with a man who could be her son. She has the feeling of experiencing a physical rejuvenation and, at the height of her devotion, is confronted with the news of being terminally ill
Blühen is the second opera by Slovenian composer Vito Žuraj (b. 1979), who has been closely associated with the Ensemble Modern involved in this world premiere since its admission to the International Ensemble Modern Academy (IEMA) in 2009. For this work commissioned by Oper Frankfurt, which is based on Thomas Mann's novella Die Betrogene (1952/53), Žuraj collaborates for the first time with librettist Händl Klaus.