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© Photograph of Brinkhoff/Mögenburg showing Donoatienne Miche-Dansca downloaded from the press service of the Staatsoper Hamburg website.

B. Lang premieres his opera “Playing Trump”.

The world premiere of the Cheap Opera No. 2 ‘Playing Trump” by Austrian composer Bernhard Lang, a chamber opera for five instrumentalists with a libretto by author Dieter Sperl based on original speeches by Donald Trump, took place on Friday 20th in the rehearsal hall No. 1 of the Staatsoper Hamburg. Anyone expecting a slapstick opera with an orange-haired actor/singer will be mistaken, as Trump is voiced by French soprano Donatienne Michel-Dansac in a production in which director #Georgesdelnon addresses the question of whether the decadence of morality and humanity can be relativised in the face of millions of votes… The opera continues to be performed on 21, 22, 24 and 25 August.