Mozart's famous opera Così fan tutte, this cynical bet placed on human immorality, examined in an experiment, dissected and seen through a microscope, provides the artist collective ĀRT HOUSE OPERA with the ideal foil for opera in times of social distancing. In their theatrical field study, Dietrich Henschel and stage director Thomas Höft socially separate all players of COSÌ.20 for an intense psycho-experiment, first shown at Lockenhaus Castle from 31 July to 2 August. Will isolation succeed or will it destroy any kind of relationship? Can the contactless exchange of emotions remain free from pain?more
"At a time when the livelihood of artists is fundamentally threatened, they must use their resources in a creative way to find a way out of this crisis," says Dietrich Henschel about his opera project COSÌ.20 – Love is Contagious.
Mahler's 10th Symphony in a different light: New works by Mark Andre and Philippe Manoury, among others, will be performed in December together with Mahler's unfinished Tenth in six concerts with the SWR Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Teodor Currentzis in Stuttgart, Hamburg, Freiburg, and Berlin.
Lukas Ligeti is the artistic director of the World New Music Days, which will take place in Africa for the first time in its centenary year from 24 November to 3 December - a unique opportunity for creative exchange: both the African audience and the guests from all over the world will hear music they have never come into contact with before.
World premiere of the year: Vito Žuraj's first full-length opera Blühen came to the stage in Frankfurt in early 2023 under the musical direction of Michael Wendeberg and has now been named premiere of the year by Opernwelt magazine. In our interview, Vito Žuraj talks about his collaboration with librettist Händl Klaus, director Brigitte Fassbaender and the Ensemble Modern.