Stage and costumes: Thomas Pekny
Lights: Georg Boeshenz
Performed in the Florian Barn of the Andechs Monastery
Orff’s Bavarian piece is about the love affair and eventual marriage — which is not befitting their social positions — of Duke Albrecht III and Agnes Bernauer, the beautiful daughter of a barber-surgeon from the city of Augsburg. Albrecht’s father, Duke Ernst, feels that this marriage jeopardises rightful succession and has Agnes declared a witch and drowned in the Danube River. Duke Albrecht III founded the Andechs Monastery in 1455 and is buried in the conventual church where Carl Orff is laid to rest.
DVD-Video with English subtitles
Dolby Digital 5.1, DVD-9 / 105 min.
regional code: 0 (PAL, colour), frame size: 16 : 9
Christoph Gehr (Albrecht, Duke of Bavaria), Julia Urban ( Agnes Bernauer, Kaspar's daughter), Peter Rappengluck (Kaspar, barber), Fred Maire (Monk), Winfried Hubner & Reinhold Lampe (Burghers of the city of Munich) & Heinz Schmidtpeter (Chancellor of Duke Ernst)
Small World Theatre Choir Andechs & Young Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, Mark Mast (conductor) & Hellmuth Matiasek (stage director)