World premiere on 28th April; 3rd, 15th, 17th and 24th May 2019
Detlev Glanert: Oceane
Fontane explores the Melusine character as a way of fathoming the sense of menace and fascination felt by a bourgeois, male-dominated society that connoted femininity with an archaic, erotically licentious naturalness. His “strange woman from the sea” is yearning for intimacy and love, yet in the end the men who seek her company are the very ones from whom she feels most distant. Detlev Glanert’s eleventh work of musical theatre, Oceane, is based on a fragment of a novel by Fontane.