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Royal Opera House

Kafka Fragments

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About the Show Less...

Acclaimed director Netia Jones presents a new production of Kurtág’s extraordinary song cycle, inspired by Kafka’s letters and diaries. Read More >

Hungarian contemporary composer György Kurtág drew inspiration from the diaries, letters and notebooks of Franz Kafka to create this powerful work. Kafka Fragments is composed of 40 exquisitely crafted miniatures, scored for soprano and solo violin. The fragments, ranging from a few seconds to several minutes in length, are intense distillations of phrases and sentences collected by Kurtág over many years. Director Netia Jones, who integrates live visual projection and performance, brings this penetrating song cycle to the Linbury Studio Theatre in an imaginative new production. Kafka Fragments is performed by soprano Claire Booth and violinist Peter Manning.

Sung in German


Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 28/03/2013

Closing Night: 30/03/2013

Running time: 1h

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Cast & Creative


Claire Booth and Peter Manning


Director - Netia Jones

Music By - György Kurtág

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