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Fyodor Dostoyevsky Crime and Punishment

World premiere
In German
Originally produced by the Salzburg Festival

Duration of the performance (excl. breaks): approx. 4 hours, 2 breaks (approx. 30 minutes / 20 minutes)


  • 26 July 2008, 18:00


  • 28 July 2008, 18:00
  • 29 July 2008, 18:00
  • 30 July 2008, 18:00
  • 31 July 2008, 18:00
  • 01 August 2008, 18:00
  • 03 August 2008, 18:00
  • 05 August 2008, 18:00
  • 06 August 2008, 18:00
  • 07 August 2008, 18:00

Print programme (PDF)


Andrea Breth, Stage director
Erich Wonder, Sets
Françoise Clavel, Costumes
Friedrich Rom, Light design
Bert Wrede, Music
Alexander Nefzger, Sound design


Jens Harzer, Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov, former student
Elisabeth Orth, Pulkheria Alexandrovna Raskolnikova, his mother
Elisabeth Orth, Alyona Ivanovna, pawnbroker
Marie Burchard, Avdotya Romanovna Raskolnikova (Dunya), his sister
Udo Samel, Porfiry Petrovich, investigating magistrate
Sven-Eric Bechtolf, Arkady Ivanovich Svidrigailov, landowner
Sven-Eric Bechtolf, Zosimov, doctor
Wolfgang Michael, Pyotr Petrovich Luzhin
Wolfgang Michael, Alexander Grigorievich Zamyotov, head clerk of the police station
Sebastian Zimmler, Dmitri Prokofich Razumikhin, student
Sebastian Zimmler, Mikolka, painter
Swetlana Schönfeld, Nastasya, servant
Swetlana Schönfeld, Lizaveta Ivanovna, the pawnbroker’s sister
Swetlana Schönfeld, Amalia Ivanovna Lippewechsel, landlady
Uwe Bertram, Semyon Zakharich Marmeladov
Uwe Bertram, Andrey Semyenovich Lebezyatnikov
Corinna Kirchhoff, Katerina Ivanovna Marmeladova, his wife
Birte Schnöink, Sofya Semyonovna Marmeladova (Sonja), his daughter


Dostoyevsky's novel Crime and Punishment tells of one of the most renowned criminal cases in world literature: the student Raskolnikov kills a pawnbroker in an almost perfect crime, burying her stolen money in a garden without ever retrieving it himself. Everything about the deed is both cruel and base, but also motivated by grand ideals. But the stolen money does not change the life of the young man. His crime plunges him into confusion and loneliness.

In the context of the performance, the Salzburg Center for Film Culture DAS KINO will screen movie version of the novel or productions it inpsired, including movies by Josef von Sternberg, Andrzej Wajda, Aki Kaurismäki, Woody Allen, Steven Spielberg, Stefan Georg Troller, Clint Eastwood, Sasha Snow and Kim Ki Duk.

Screening dates will be published in the DAS KINO's current program and at http://www.daskino.at