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Orfeo ed Euridice
Opera by Christoph Willibald Gluck

Photo above: Wolf Wöhle

Premier: July 29th 21:00
Additional performances: July 30th and 31st at 21:00

Location: Schloss Solitude

Duration: approx. 90 minutes, no break
In Italian with German subtitles

Credits:
Musical direction: Frieder Bernius
Concept/direction: post theater [new york / tokyo / stuttgart] (Hiroko Tanahashi/Max Schumacher)
Singer: Sarah Wegener, Valer Barna-Sabadus, Maria Bernius
Dancer: Alexandra Brenk, Erik Reisinger

Kammerchor Stuttgart
Klassische Philharmonie Stuttgart/
Frieder Bernius
Choreography: Nina Kurzeja, Assistance: Paolo Fossa
Media art: Joachim Fleischer, Oliver Feigl, Konstanze Roth, Menja Stevenson
Stage design & costumes: Sonja Füsti
Assistance: Ingrid Mitterer
Hair and make-up: Andrea Otterbach
Production: Bettina Lehmann
Culinary delights: Jörg Mink & Schloss Solitude Gastronomie

A project of Musik Podium Stuttgart e. V., Akademie Schloss Solitude and post theater [new york/tokyo/stuttgart].
With the friendly support of the Produktionszentrum Tanz und Performance, Stuttgart.

A project of Musik Podium Stuttgart e. V., Akademie Schloss Solitude and post theater [new york/tokyo/stuttgart].
With the friendly support of the Produktionszentrum Tanz und Performance, Stuttgart.



Orpheus is the prototype of an opera star and this summer he celebrates his wedding with Eurydike at Schloss Solitude. During the wedding, the bride is murdered. … A celebration of joy turns into a fight between Orpheus and the netherworld. Under the musical direction of Frieder Bernius, the famous baroque opera "Orfeo ed Euridice" by Gluck is performed at Schloss Solitude, a popular place for weddings. The performance group post theater (Hiroko Tanahashi/Max Schumacher) stages the drama with multimedia and interdisciplinary elements. To stress the stardom of Orfeo, camerateams constantly follow the star and create a lot of disturbance to the conventional audience opera. Who are these film people? And why do they start dancing? And why are the screens not presenting what the camera team is filming? post theater reveals the stage-design-like qualities of the "wedding cake", as the palace of Schloss Solitude is often referred to. The first time, post theater directs a full scale opera - with up to a 1000 visitors a night and close to 100 participants on and behind stage.

A DVD documentation will be created later this year. This production is not up for touring. New site-specific versions are of course possible.

The event has been accompanied by an introductory lecture by Tina Harmtann and an audience talk. The culinary menu by chef Joerg Mink has been created in accordance to the opera.




Photos above: Frank Kleinbach

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