Heiner Goebbels, director of the Ruhr Triennale, has let slip that he plans to open his festival in August with Europera 1 & 2 by John Cage.
Unstaged in Europe since the 1987 Frankfurt premiere the pieces involve a blindfolded soprano and a mezzo in rabbits’ ears (Playboy, anyone?). There are three further operas in the sequence.
Cage, born September 5, 1912, would have turned 100 this summer.
photo: Cage, by Betty Freeman ((c) Lebrecht Music & Arts)