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Zwerger - Diouf - Kruse

GREAT OPEN EYES

COMPOSER

LIBRETTIST

DIRECTOR

SET DESIGNER

COSTUME DESIGNER

CREATIVE PRODUCER

Manuel Zwerger

Penda Diouf

Carmen C. Kruse

Valentin Mattka

Ulf Brauner

Leonora Scheib

Finalist, FRINGE OPER.A 20.21 Competition

 

Conceived by Carmen C. Kruse & Manuel Zwerger.

Commissioned and produced in collaboration between Civic Opera Creations and Theater Münster.

    

Developmental support by Schloss Unterloibl, KARBA Pack & Dr. Elke Piskernik.

THE TEAM

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Manuel Zwerger

Composer

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Carmen C. Kruse

Stage Director

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Valentin Mattka

Set Designer

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Ulf M. Brauner

Costume Designer

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Suse Brendel

Video Designer

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Leonora Scheib

Creative Producer

type

chamber opera

duration

75-minutes, including a 15-minutes

pre-show video installation

space

black box or sight-specific space

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Great Open Eyes is a new chamber opera by composer Manuel Zwerger, librettist Penda Diouf and director Carmen C. Kruse that combines themes from Ibsen’s Little Eyolf with first-hand community accounts to explore the themes of grief and child loss.

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In an immersive, intimate world with a concentric stage designed for a black box or sight-specific space, three singers, one child, and 36 musicians offer its surrounding audience a unique scenic and acoustic experience that cuts right to the core of this human emotional journey.  

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As a modular production Great Open Eyes is unique to each place, collaborating with local ensembles and featuring its own row of interviews that  are reflected in new composition elements, text, and a 15-minutes pre-show video installation.

For more information contact contact@cocreations.eu

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