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CIVIC OPERA CREATIONS (COCREATIONS) is a producer for new innovative music theater and opera created in dialogue and thought exchange between communities and artists. In connection with new technologies and impulses from interdisciplinary scenes,we expand the traditional opera space and its narratives. Founded in Vienna in 2020, COCREATIONS builds bridges between traditional and new structures and creates new methods of cooperation and reference to establish opera as a representative part of the 21st century and a place for repeated encounters. 

NEWS
NEWS

MAY 13, 2023

COPRODUCTION

GREAT OPEN EYES

WORLD PREMIERE AT THEATER MÜNSTER

 

The new opera Great Open Eyes connects characters from Ibsen's Little Eyolf with the experiences of grieving parents of our time and expresses the personal theme of grief in its many facets of shock, disbelief, connection, and love. In a soul landscape, the audience, arranged in a circle, encounters Rita and Alfred, whose son Eyolf drowned. Thirty-five musicians, four singers, and two conductors create an emotional and atmospheric experience that, together with a video installation as a pre- or epilogue, opens a space for connection, understanding, and hope.

DATES

13.05. world premiere // 18.05. // 03.06 // 13.06. // 19.06. // 21.06.

KLEINES HAUS, Theater Münster

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“Opera in a new way and most of all, current. An exciting project for all involved and a venture that led to amazing results!” 
- Ö1 Zeit.ton about Civic Newsroom

PROJECTS IN DEVELOPMENT
PROJECTS

European Kitchen Encounters

VR-BANIA

New music theater for Virtual Reality glasses.  A collective search for a common culinary identity in the 21st Century.  

Performer Leo Morello
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M. Zwerger, C. Amann & C. Kruse

GREAT OPEN EYES

New Opera on the topic of grief and childloss for four singers, two conductors, and 35-musicians.

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Holograms THE END OF THE WORLD

P. Martinez, G. Kiersz & C. Kruse

THE END OF THE WORLD

Augmented Reality Opera Walk for Hololens II.

New Opera making the historical invisible visible.

Ouvertüre THE END OF THE WORLD
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C. Smith

NOW THAT WE ARE PERSONS

An operatic deconstruction of genius for chamber ensemble, three performers and sound design.

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PAST PROJECTS
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COCREATIONS presents

CIVIC NEWSROOM

Four-day new works project that reflects on current civic issues in three micro operas. 

Street Performance MORGEN SEHE ICH MICH ©  Isabella Lieselotte Fotografie
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Workshop-Series

CREATIONS*3

Annual workshop presentation featuring our current works in process.

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SUPPORT COCREATIONS!

Join our COCREATIONS family as a friend, supporter or funder

and help bring our projects to live!

FRIEND

Become a COCREATIONS friend and receive discounted tickets for all our events, a signed program book of your choice, and regular insights into our process.

FUNDER

onetime donation

Find your name on our website and the production of your choice!

With a production donation over €500 you will find your logo/name in the program booklet, and receive special behind-the-scenes insights, such as a dinner with the composers or a special souvenir of the production.

SUPPORTER

Beecome a COCREATIONS supporter and receive reserved seats, signed program books of your choice, invitations to general rehearsals, and find your name on our website.

€125/year

€75/year

Bank details:

Account holder: Civic Opera Creations - Verein, Bank: Erste Bank Wien,

IBAN: AT 04 2011 1844 1661 3400, BIC/SWIFT: GIBAATWWXXX, BLZ: 20111.

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Thank you so much for your support!

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THE TEAM

CARMEN C. KRUSE, Co-Founder & Artistic Director

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ckruse(at)cocreations.eu

Opera stage director and new works collaborator, Carmen C. Kruse, grew up in Carinthia and Hamburg. She now lives in Vienna. Fed by first-hand accounts, her directing work is shaped by an in-depth, psychological exploration of broad societal themes and their effects on individuals. For these she creates immersive, live experiences that change the relationship between orchestra and dramatic action, and present archaic worlds that inspire and empower. She gave her directing debut with Cavalli's L’Egisto at the Halifax Summer Opera Festival in 2017. Further productions brought Kruse to a.o. the Osterfestspielen Baden-Baden, Staatstheater Mainz, Staatsoper Stuttgart, and the Ensemble Modern Frankfurt. Kruse won the CROSS Award in Italy (2019), the Osterfestspiele Baden-Baden Directing Competition (2018), and was a finalist of the Fondazione Haydn Stiftung OPER.A 20.21 Competition (2019) as well as the NOperas! Competition (2021). She is an Alumna of the Akademie Musiktheater heute of the Deutsche Bank Stiftung (Directing Scholarship, 2017-19), the Women Opera Makers Workshop with Katie Mitchell at L’Académie du Festival d’Aix (2020), the BMP: Producers Academy in New York (2020) and the Lincoln Center Theaters Directors Lab in New York (2018). She collected first opera experiences in Australia, the US, and Canada, before studying music and media management with a focus on opera and innovation in Munich and San Diego. Currently, she is enrolled in the Executive Master in Arts Administration program in Zurich.  

TEAM
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SCHEDULE

ELEKTRORAUSCHEN 

Reich für die Insel

Innsbruck, Austria

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13.06.23

THEATER MÜNSTER

Münster, Germany

25.03.22  12:00

ELEKTRORAUSCHEN 

Reich für die Insel

Innsbruck, Austria

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19.06.23

THEATER MÜNSTER

Münster, Germany

24.06.22 18:00

SCHLOSS UNTERLOIBL

Ferlach, Austria

25.03.22  19:00

ELEKTRORAUSCHEN 

Reich für die Insel

Innsbruck, Austria

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03.06.23

THEATER MÜNSTER

Münster, Germany

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21.06.23

THEATER MÜNSTER

Münster, Germany

25.06.22 15:00

SCHLOSS UNTERLOIBL

Ferlach, Austria

SCHEDULE

CIVIC OPERA CREATIONS

Verein für Kunst, Kultur & Soziales

ZVR: 1792837722, Wien, Austria

contact@cocreations.eu 

CONTACT

Carmen C. Kruse, Artistic Director

ckruse(at)cocreations.eu

Gesa Maria Kruse, Project Coordinator

gkruse(at)cocreations.eu

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CONTACT

(c) 2022 Civic Opera Creations, Verein für Kunst, Kultur & Soziales, ZVR: 1792837722, Austria

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