Die Oper #1 – Am Kreis (Für den Anfang) (UA)


Opera owes its birth to the idea of reviving the ideals of classical antiquity. According to Novoflot, the thoughts and goals of its inventors quickly fell victim to the desire of bourgeois representation, and opera was transformed into something it never wanted to be. DIE OPER #1 (the first part of a trilogy to be finished three years from now) leads back to Monteverdi’s »Orfeo« as the beginning of this story. When Monteverdi was rediscovered in the 20th century, it was revealed that fifteen of his operas had disappeared. Novoflot are staging the imaginary rediscovery of these lost stage works and are rewriting the beginning of opera history by creatively reassessing the facts. Monteverdi’s three well-known works serve as a fragmentary puzzle in which the missing elements are gradually inserted.

Stage Direction: Sven Holm | Musical Direction: Vicente Larrañaga | Film: Mirko Borscht | Stage: Elisa Limberg | Assistance Stage: Anne Storandt | Costumes: Nina von Mechow | Dramaturgy: Malte Ubenauf

With: Yuka Yanagihara, Sopran | Raphael Clamer, Acting | Ichi Go, Dance | Rafal Dziemidok, Dance | Nils Wogram, Trombone | Hayden Chisholm, Saxophon | Chris Dahlgren, Gamba, Contrabass, Guitar | Eric Schaefer, Percussion | Antonis Anissegos, Piano, Cembalo, Wurlizer | Mädchenchor der Singakademie zu Berlin

TEIL 1 – Chorische Intervention im Stadtraum
Volksbühne – Vorplatz
So 29.9., 15:30 – 18:00 Uhr
> Free entrance

Location: St. Elisabeth Kirche, Invalidenstraße 3
Performance: So 29.9., 18:30 – 20:00 Uhr

Ticket informations

A production of NOVOFLOT, Deutsches Nationaltheater & Staatskapelle Weimar and Kunstfest Weimar. In coproduction with CPH Opera Festival and Østerbro Theater Kopenhagen. Supported by Senatsverwaltung Kultur und Europa Berlin and Kulturstiftung des Bundes im FONDS DOPPELPASS – Fonds für Kooperationen im Theater. Berlin version in the framework of BAM! – Berliner Festival für aktuelles Musiktheater