Written in 1980 by Patrick Süskind (author of Perfume: The Story of a Murderer), The Double Bass was premiered in 1981 in Munich, Germany. It has been translated into several languages and performed in leading theatres and festivals.
“What no composer has yet composed has, at last, been written by Patrick Süskind: as satisfying, fully-fledged solo piece for a double-bass player. Normally, as the speaker in this poignant dramatic monologue reminds us, the double basses are assimilated, concealed in the orchestra. There are no solo parts, at best the odd duet. But the musician who makes his life in the lowest reaches of the string section is also a human being: a creature prey to frustration and jealousy, a person whose devotion to art goes sadly unrecognised, a man capable of the most elevated feelings towards a beautiful soprano soloist. Scored both as a social comedy and a lament to the essential unfairness of life, The Double Bass restores a grain of justice to a too long-ignored area of artistic endeavor, allowing one double-bass player at least to perform in these pages with marvelous sprezzatura”.
-- ©1987 Michael Hofmann ©1984 Diogenes Verlag Ag
This production is directed by Nina Hein. It is produced and performed by OdekhirenAmaize (Ode) and accompanied by a good amount of incidental music of Bach, Beethoven, Wagner, Brahms, Schubert, Dittersdorf, Bruckner, etc.
When: March 20 & 21, 2015
Where: Courtyard Playhouse, Dubai
RSVP 60AED entrance fee, paid at the door
For inquiry please call 050 9861 761 or visit Courtyard Playhouse Dubai