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AIRROSSINI, OR WE ARE THE 1% / 2013

Opéra oligarchique after Gioachino Rossini's "Il viaggio a Reims ossia L'albergo del giglio d'oro" (1825)
Commissioned by the Neuköllner Oper, Berlin

By Dimitris Dimopoulos, Alexandros Efklidis & Kharálampos Goyós
Instrumentation:
Roles: Christina Koumassis (mez), Timothy "Timmy" Rosenberg (bar), Abd-El-Kadir bin Omar al-Ahmad (ten), London Sheraton (sop), Klaus-Giovanni Chevalier (bass), Meixiang Jiaying Lee (sop)
Orchestra: fl/picc, cl[Bb/Eb]/bcl, perc, pf/hpd
Duration: 2h 20'

Plot: A cabal of the rich and powerful are helplessly stranded in the new "Willy Brandt" airport in Berlin, while the revolution of the underprivileged 99% is fermenting outside.

First production: June 6–July 14, 2013, Neuköllner Oper, Berlin / 22 performances
Musical direction: Kharálampos Goyós / Hans-Peter Kirchberg
Stage direction: Alexandros Efklidis
Cast: Ioanna Forti (Christina Koumassis), Clemens Gnad (Timothy "Timmy" Rosenberg), Richard Neugebauer (Abd-El-Kadir bin Omar al-Ahmad), Polly Ott (London Sheraton), Victor Petitjean (Klaus-Giovanni Chevalier), Yuka Yanagihara (Meixiang Jiaying Lee)

Further performances:

> August 24–25, 2013, MOVE OP! – Europäisches Festival für Musiktheater unter prekären Bedingungen, Neuköllner Oper, Berlin / 2 performances

> January 23–February 23, 2014, Neuköllner Oper, Berlin / 14 performances

Critical commentary:

AIRossini: Opera as Critical Entertainment, an article by Anna Papaeti & Áine Sheil on CHRONOS magazine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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airrossini1
Neuköllner Oper / 2013
Photo by Luca Abbiento

airrossini2
Neuköllner Oper / 2013
Photo by Matthias Heyde

airrossini3
Neuköllner Oper / 2013
Photo by Matthias Heyde