Photo: Angelika Tippmann

Oper Frankfurt received the “Rediscovered Work of the Year” award for their Krenek Trilogy.  Simon Bailey took on the the title role of Adam Ochsenschwanz in Schwergewicht.

Krenek’s three one-act operas in different musical styles: Der Diktator is a tragic opera with versismo echoes, Schwergewicht is a burlesque operetta using dance music popular at the time and Das geheime Königreich is an enigmatic fairy-tale opera.  The conductor was Lothar Zakrosek and the director David Hermann.