17, 18, 21, 24, 25, 27, 28 May, 7.30 p.m., Parlament, historischer Sitzungssaal,
entrance visitors centre
Letzte Tage. Ein Vorabend / The Final Days. On the Eve
Christoph Marthaler sets an extraordinary project in the Austrian Parliament: with musicians, singers and actors, he explores European politics since 1914, and looks at the nationalist and racist tendencies of today’s Europe. Together with Uli Fussenegger (Klangforum Wien) he works with music from Jewish composers persecuted by the Nazi-regime.
18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24 May, 7.30 p.m., Hall E at MuseumsQuartier
Le Retour / The Homecoming
It’s not as easy as it sounds to come home. In Pinter’s classic, a university professor returns from the US to his family in London’s north and looks on helplessly as his thuggish relations turn his beautiful wife back into the prostitute she once was. Luc Bondy directs a stellar cast led by Bruno Ganz and Emmanuelle Seigner.