Scenes between grave and myth. A sequence of pictures based on the successful production by Ulrike Schwab, STEGREIF.orchester and Neuköllner Oper
What an adventure: to protect against the pandemic we choose a new venue. Procession, festival, ritual and celebration of the GIOVANNI-PASSION take place in a cemetery according to the subject. Nature, local residents, light, wind and weather dictate us a new, daring version of the production that was so well received in the fall of 2019. Now the focus is less on the narrative of the world-famous opera and more on the pictorial, excerpted and associative aspects of the original.
The new GIOVANNI-PASSION is an expedition into a special space of nature (and civilization) and the alchemy of myth, the magic of Mozart’s music and the creativity of the ensemble. Once again, all images of women and men, role expectations and the ambivalence of attraction, seduction and assault are at stake – a wild celebration with the 22 singing musicians* and music-making singers of Ulrike Schwab’s production and the STEGREIF.orchestra, which crosses gender boundaries and musical genres and playfully combines Mozart with jazz, flamenco and improvisation.
- 1 hour 30 minutes
- www.neukoellneroper.de/en/play/giovanni-eine-passion https://www.neukoellneroper.de/en/play/giovanni-eine-passion/
The event will take place in the Prinzessinnengärten at the New St. Jacobi Cemetery (Hermannstraße 99-105, 12051 Berlin | S+U Hermannstraße).
There are two parking spaces for people with disabilities in the entrance area of the cemetery, unfortunately the event itself is not barrier-free. We recommend sturdy shoes and appropriate clothing for attending the performances.
Please also see our safety notice in coordination with the current Senate Corona Ordinance:
Wearing a medical mask is mandatory during the event! We kindly ask you to come in time – no late admission after the beginning of the performance!
In case of rain the performance has to be cancelled. In case of unclear weather conditions we will publish the decision if the performance will take place or not at 18.30 on the respective day of the performance. Please note the current information on our website. Our box office will then be available for any refunds (email@example.com, Tel.: 030/688907 77). The performances of GIOVANNI. A Passion will be documented on film and photography on September 1 & 2 and 4 & 5, 2021. The footage from September 1 & 2 will not be further exploited, the footage from the 4th & 5th will be broadcast on RBB. You can find more information about data protection here. Thank you for your understanding!
Musical direction: Juri de Marco | Direction: Ulrike Schwab | Arrangements: Malte Schiller, Alistair Duncan, Bertram Burkert, Anna-Sophie Brüning, Juri de Marco, Nina Kazourian & ensemble members of the STEGREIF.orchestra | Musical rehearsal: Anna-Sophie Brüning | Set design: Pia Dederichs and Marina Stefan | Project idea/dramaturgy: Bernhard Glocksin
With: Hrund Ósk Árnadóttir, Derya Atakan, Sotiris Charalampous, Jeeyoung Lim, Enrico Wenzel, Justus Wilcken as well as Leon Albert, Bartosz Nowak, Anne-Sophie Bereuter, Julia Biłat, Bertram Burkert, Sebastian Casper, Nikola Djurica, Konstantin Döben, Alistair Duncan, Nina Kazourian, Paul Lapp, Valerie Leopold, Laura Lorx, Juri de Marco, Helena Montag, Jakob Petzl, Antonio Rivero, Celia Schann, Tabea Schrenk