At the age of 80, the grand seigneur of German painting, Markus Lüpertz decided to make an opera, he does everything himself: Direction, set design and costume. Two days in Meiningen, a small town with a big theater that was once was world famous, at least a little bit.
1 Markus Lüpertz working at a huge painting in the large painting room of the theater. 2 Great emotions during the evening rehearsal. 3 Lüpertz walking to his favorit Italian restaurant. 4 The big theater room. 5 Jens Neundorff von Enzberg is the new artistic director at the theater and brought Lüpertz to Meiningen. 6 Markus Lüpertz working at a huge painting in the large painting room of the theater. 7 Ruth Groß is assisting Lüpertz with the stage design and costumes. 8 The grand seigneur of German painting. 9 Maximilian Eisenacher steht Lüpertz als Co-Regisseur zur Seite. 10 Lüpertz during an interview. 11 For a town with just 20,000 inhabitants, Meiningen has a pretty big theater. 12 Lüpertz during the rehersal. 13 Jens Neundorff von Enzberg at the stage of the theater.