De Helling and the DoelenEnsemble present:
music & libretto Rob Zuidam
text: Otto Weininger
stage director: Aat Ceelen
soprano: Charlotte Riedijk
tenor: Sebastian Brouwer
…was er verloren hat, ist das
Ich, der Eigenwert, die Freiheit.
photo: Ben van Duin
Student of philosophy Otto Weininger took
his own live in 4 October 1903 during a fierce thunderstorm of
life. A few months earlier, he had gained immediate success as
the writer of Geschlecht und Charakter, an encyclopaedic
study of the perverted, wicked character of the female being.
He was celebrated as a genius. His suicide was the logical terminus
and the utter consequence of his line of thinking, combined with
a shocking lack of irony.
Der Hund is a music theatre work
that imagines Weinigers last hour where we share the oppresive
universe of his thought, caged by phobias, fear and an all consuming
aversion to his fellow human beings. An aversion, also largely
directed at himself, even though Weiniger was, pedantically, aware
of his brilliance.
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