Altes Krematorium Luzern © Stadt Luzern
Altes Krematorium Luzern © Stadt Luzern
Ensembles of the Luzerner Theater and the Lucerne Festival Contemporary Orchestra (LFCO) et al.


  • Ensemble of the Lucerne Theatre
  • Music Theater Collective Agora
  • Maja S. K. Ratkje



"STYX Tours. A Rendezvous with Death"
world premiere  


With STYX Tours, the audience embarks on a musical-theatrical journey into the unknown. We can expect a humorous as well as touching encounter with our own abysses, missed chances, and 99 ways to die. Because when we are confronted with death, we inevitably think about life: What makes a life worth living? What is? What remains? For the premiere, the music theater collective Agora, which works at the intersection of music theater and digital media, is developing a music theater performance on the grounds of the Old Crematorium at Friedental Cemetery together with composer Maja S. K. Ratkje, musicians from the Lucerne Festival Contemporary Orchestra (LFCO), and the opera choir and singers from the Lucerne Theater ensemble. In addition to two world premieres by Ratkje, the LFCO and Agora will design a music-theatrical walk with the singers across the grounds and into the crematorium itself — using Baroque arias, lamento choruses, and electronic loops.

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