3 TEAMS, 3 DAYS, 3 OPERAS
Carmen C. Kruse
Steven Anthony Whiting
Gan-ya Ben-gur Akselrod
interviews & space
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Three operas, each written and composed by teams of seven people within three days, and premiered on the evening of the third day: From May 19 to 22, 2022, our audience can witness this seemingly impossible task and its implementation live. "CIVIC NEWSROOM" is the name of the contemporary opera project that artistic director Carmen C. Kruse and creative producer Leonora Scheib have brought to life with their opera start-up, "Civic Opera Creations" (COCREATIONS).
21 composers, librettists, directors, singers, musicians, stage and costume designers from Germany, Great Britain, Iran, Italy, Russia, Sweden and Austria collaborate in this project and its subsequent premieres in Vienna. For the first issue of CIVIC NEWSROOM, the areas are diversity & participation, social fabriques, ecology & sustainability are starting points for the artistic work of the three teams. The artists take up current social issues and like reporter engage with local community members. They then use the skills of modern music theater to shine a new light on current discourses.
The following institutions were won as cooperation partners and venues for the first CIVIC NEWSROOM: KUNST HAUS WIEN/Museum Hundertwasser, Kulturhaus Brotfabrik and CAPE 10 – House of Social Innovation. The entire process of the three operas in development can be followed live via social media from May 19 to May 22. Anyone who is interested in partticipating has the opportunity to get involved directly on May 19 from 4:30 p.m. Three days later, the audience is invited to see the end result in the form of sight-specific, station theater with free admission and an exchange of thoughts and ideas with the participating artists aftter each performance.
Admission to all events is free. Please consider a donation to our project and institution or become a member.
(c) 2022, Civic Opera Creations, Verein für Kunst, Kultur & Soziales, ZVR:1792837722, Austria