Director Sergio Morabito on Moses und Aron

9 April 2014

Want to know what the Director Sergio Morabito has to say about his new production of Schoenberg’s Moses und Aron? Read Sergio’s thoughts below.

'This is a wonderful, challenging and special opera and a great opportunity to develop this production. I have been working with (co-director) Jossi Wieler for over twenty years – in a way, we feel like Moses und Aron!'

'It’s important to acknowledge that this is not a retelling of the second book of Moses. Act One is set in a parliament space. The audience feels strange and exposed within this space – the Hebrews are fearful.'

'In Act Two, the Parliament transforms into a movie theatre and the audience becomes more affected by what they are seeing. They are mesmerised by the images Aron is showing them. For me, Moses und Aron is a very precious opera and an important piece of music theatre'

This is the first time Moses und Aron will be performed in the UK since 1976.

View the Moses und Aron gallery.