After composing his first opera, Play: Episodes in Subspace (2016), commissioned by the Gulbenkian Foundation, the London composer Jamie Man will return to the Grand Auditorium with another work that explores the poetic mystery of human existence through music. In Zelle, her new chamber opera, everything begins with the police interrogation of a woman, but the stage immediately becomes a place populated by constant contradictions in which Man explores references such as Masao Yamamoto’s photography, David Lynch’s films and Noh theatre. From the dialogue between these different references, an unexpected new landscape then emerges.
Jamie Man Composition / Direction
Peter Stamm Text
Ezra Veldhuis Light / Scenography
Tomas Serrien Dramaturgy
Fredrik Tjaerandsen Materials / Costumes
Steve Katona Countertenor
Ryoki Aoki Nōh
Olesya Zdorovetska Throat Singer
ZELLE, wenn es dunkel wird
Prodution: LOD muziektheater
Coproduction: deSingel Antwerp, Theater-und Musikgesellschaft Zug, Palau de les Arts Reine Sofia Valencia, Asko|Schönberg, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, DeMunt / La Monnaie.
With the support of ENOA and the Tax Shelter Measure by the Belgian federal government.
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