Photo Journal: The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant

Classic Arts News   Photo Journal: The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant
 
Gerald Barry's The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant received its staged premiere at English National Opera on September 16.

Andr_ de Ridder conducts; Richard Jones is the director. Sets and costumes are by Ultz; lighting is by Mimi Jordan Sherin.

The libretto is drawn from Rainer Fassbinder's play about a fashion designer who becomes involved in with a model.

The cast includes Stephanie Friede in the title role; Rebecca von Lipinski as the model, Karin Thimm; Linda Kitchen as Marlene; Kathryn Harries as Valerie von Kant; Barbara Hannigan as Gabrielle von Kant; and Susan Bickley as Sidonie von Grasenabb.

ENO's production runs through October 7.

Photos by Stephen Vaughan.


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