Guest Performance Gogol Center Moscow / Directed by Kirill Serebrennikov / Thalia International / German Premiere
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Text, Set, Costumes, Staging
Kirill Serebrennikov


Evgeniy Kulagin



Ivan Estegneev


Music Directors

Andrey Polyakov, Daniil Orlov, Arina Zvereva

After the huge success of “Who Is Happy In Russia?” at the 2019 Lessingtage Festival, Thalia Theater now presents the new piece of Gogol Centre Moscow. Artistic Director Kirill Serebrennikov directed “Barocco” remotely through his artistic collaborators since up until recently he was under house arrest.


“Barocco” takes us on a trip into a world of ecstasy and excess, of avant­garde and protest, to a place between reality and imagination where self­immolation and the revolutions of 1968 intersect with the passionate music of famous Baroque composers like Handel, Monteverdi, Purcell, Rameau, Lully, Vivaldi and Bach.

The Gogol Centre Ensemble joins forces with invited opera singers to sensuously reinterpret texts by philosophers and artists, and connect the burning fire of political resistance with the burgeoning Gesamtkunstwerk of Baroque celebratory culture, in keeping with Gilles Deleuze’s motto: “The Baroque artists know well that hallucination does not feign presence, but that presence is hallucinatory.“


German Premiere
Thalia Theater April 2 & 3, 2020
2h, no intermission

In Russian with German surtitles

A Production of Gogol Center Moscow


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