Bregenz Festival to stage the premiere of Andre Tchaikowsky's "The Merchant of Venice"

17 April 2012

Andre Tchaikowsky

Andre Tchaikowsky had a very distinguished career as a pianist but despite his success, his true passion was composition. Written between 1968 and 1982 (the year of Andre’s death), there have been very few opportunities for such a grandly-conceived work to be performed. Under the leadership of David Pountney, Bregenz will stage the world premiere of this opera during the 2013 season. It will be sung in English.

Further details regarding dates and casting will be available at a later date.

A press release (in German) is available on the Festival’s website

A details synopsis of this work appears on the Andre Tchaikowsky website