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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. 

“What develops in terms of psychological grief dynamics is the reality of the now reflected in art. After a moment of moved silence, the team receives long applause for what is indeed an innovative evening of opera.” 
- Claus-Ulrich Heinke, Orpheus Magazin about Great Open Eyes

NEWS
NEWS

June 4, 2024

PREVIEW-EVENING

QUEER STORIES OF JOY

EINBLICKABEND BEI O*BOOKS

 

Our journey continues! Meet director Carmen C. Kruse, journalist Julia Breitkopf and other queer creators for an evening of talks with the team, a sneak peak of new text and music at O*Books Wien. 

This three year project will lead to a new full opera on the main stage, with a first music theater evening, an Inselmilieu podcast episode and audio/foto installation released on June 21 and June 22, 2024 at OTTO-WAGNER-AREAL. 

 JUNE 4, 2024 7:30pm

O*Books,  Bruno-Marek-Allee 24, 1020 Wien

Image by Harry Quan

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

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PROJECTS IN DEVELOPMENT
PROJECTS
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C. Kruse & Co

QUEER STORIES OF JOY

New opera centering queer joy, created over the next three years with Volksoper Wien and the Vienna LGBTQIA+ community.

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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
TOURING 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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PAST PROJECTS
"Saprophagen" at Wien Mitte © Isabella Lieselotte Fotografie

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, 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. In 2023, she concluded her Executive Master in Arts Administration studies in Zurich.  

TEAM
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CIVIC OPERA CREATIONS

Verein für Kunst, Kultur & Soziales

ZVR: 1792837722, Wien, Austria

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CONTACT

Carmen C. Kruse, Artistic Director

ckruse(at)cocreations.eu

Marie Steiner, Creative Coordinator 

msteiner(at)cocreations.eu

Gesa Maria Kruse, Project Coordinator

gkruse(at)cocreations.eu

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