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John Malkovich finally sang at the opera house.

John Malkovich finally sang at the opera house.

He is everywhere in cinema and TV series: a Hollywood icon. John Malkovich (70). Considered one of the most interesting actors of our time, he is likely to be seen as an intellectual (“Seneca”), a radical (“The Man in the Iron Mask”) or a conspirator (“Dangerous Liaisons”). On Wednesday night, the star of “Being John Malkovich” made his Vienna State Opera debut. In “Their Leading Voice” he worked again with the former “Everyman” director. Michael Storminger Together. The summer opera Pastiche, for which they wrote the libretto together, brings together two world stars: Malkovich and mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli (58) They receive a standing ovation and the actor receives a lot of applause. In the course of the opera rehearsal, Jeffrey Heimloch (Malkovich) is upset that he has to appear from the left, that he has no flying entrance on the stage and that there are no blacks. Bartoli plays the singer Maddalena Segno who appears out of nowhere. Initially in a cleaning gown, there is suada about cancel culture, summer entertainment scenes, the best of Handel and several costume changes. Eventually, Heimloch realizes that words ultimately take second place to music. For this reason, the self-confessed opera fan, who is also seen wearing dresses, also sings at the end. The character’s actor says in advance: “Baroque music is so strong and pure that it is better not to play against it.”

German countertenor Philip Mathman Actress and Netflix star Emily Cox (“The Last Kingdom”) also made its debut at Haus am Ring. The 39-year-old says this about working with Malkovich: “The rehearsals were originally scheduled to take place at John's house in France. The first day was a bit scary because I had just seen 'In the Line of Fire', in which he played a very believable psychopath.” He was “an incredibly nice guy” who cooked for the team every day.

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Cox's home game was also attended by many celebrities who gathered after the premiere at the “Café L'Opera” opposite the Opera House: actresses Veronica Ferris There was also, as well, the cultural elegance that surrounds the former ORF program director. Catherine Zeichner, Writer and Director David Chalcocinematic director Catalina Molinathe directing duo Daniel Hussle And Julia Neiman, City Councillor for Culture of Vienna Veronica Cobb Hassler, Producers Dieter Pochlatko (From epo-Film) With his wife Bridget Beside Joanna Shears And Alexander Glehr From the movie AG. And of course Malkovich with a sense of humor and his wife. Nicoletta Perran. The 70-year-old has brought some magic to Vienna between the Sacher Hotel, the Bristol, the various museums and the opera house. Sturminger cannot rule out the possibility of finding a sequel to “The Master's Voice”.

Performed by: Emily Cox and John Malkovich
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Performed by: Emily Cox and John Malkovich

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