The Royal Opera - Morgen und Abend Reviews
5 June 2020
Helena Rasker (Erna), Christoph Pohl (Johannes)
Will Hartmann (Peter), Christoph Pohl (Johannes)
Klaus Maria Brandauer (Olai)
Christoph Pohl (Johannes), Sarah Wegener (Signe)
Helena Rasker (Erna), Christoph Pohl (Johannes)

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Morgen und Abend

The Royal Opera

No. of reviews: 25

A spellbinding piece that held the audience rapt over its 90 minute running time
3 Dec 15 / Opera Journal
Not comfortable but fascinating
30 Nov 15 / Planet Hugill
Christoph Pohl is superb as Johannes, as he passes through the different phases of wonderment to the realisation of his death
23 Nov 15 / Express
Not much happens, but Georg Friedrich Haas’s new opera is a mesmerising evocation of the great hereafter
23 Nov 15 / The Observer
Und dazwischen das Leben
20 Nov 15 / Neue Zürcher Zeitung
Morgen und Abend is the kind of opera that gives opera a bad name
19 Nov 15 / The Spectator
Congratulations to the Royal Opera for putting such an original work on the main stage
18 Nov 15 / Mark Ronan's Theatre Reviews
From Morning to Yawning
18 Nov 15 / The Critics' Circle
Morgen und Abend is thoughtful and beautiful – but it does little for opera
17 Nov 15 / New Statesman
Life, death and what lies in between
17 Nov 15 / Evening Standard
17 Nov 15 / The Stage
Brilliant cast delivers an operatic experience like no other
17 Nov 15 / Independent
Georg Friedrich Haas’s new work explores a realm beyond life
17 Nov 15 / Financial Times (via Google)
Fischer Johannes fischt frische Chiffren
17 Nov 15 / Der Standard
This newest opera by Georg Friedrich Haas can be described as little other than sombre
16 Nov 15 / A Younger Theatre
One of the most offbeat operatic experiences of 2015
16 Nov 15 / Music OMH
Birth, death and the longueurs in between
16 Nov 15 / The Guardian
Morgen und Abend fails to deliver
16 Nov 15 / Classical Source
Haas' new opera an atmospheric meditation on birth and death
16 Nov 15 / Bachtrack
So conceptually unique and so unusual that its originality will confound many
16 Nov 15 / Opera Today
La vida entre paréntesis
16 Nov 15 / Mundo Clásico (Spanish)
The German conductor, Michael Boder was totally in control of the huge orchestral forces at his disposal
16 Nov 15 / Opera Britannia
Haas’s Morgen und Abend is a new existential opera exploring life and death
16 Nov 15 / Seen and Heard
Beautiful but turgid
15 Nov 15 / Telegraph
The Royal Opera stages a new work about birth and death that is bold, original and affecting
15 Nov 15 / What's on Stage
New opera about death 'needs open mind'
For the first time Klaus Maria Brandauer is about to play in a new opera at Covent Garden - though he's not actually singing.
Georg Friedrich Haas: ‘We live between contrasts'
He has written music about Austria’s painful politics and a string quartet to be performed in the dark. Ahead of his new opera, Morgen und Abend, composer Georg Friedrich Haas tells about his quest for Klang.
Production details
Pohl, Rasker, Wegener, Hartmann, Brandauer
(c) Boder (d) Vick
Performance dates
13, 17, 21, 25, 28 November 2015
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