Three operas, 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 witness this seemingly impossible task and its implementation live. "CIVIC NEWSROOM" showed the works by 21 composers, librettists, directors, singers, musicians, stage and costume designers from Germany, Great Britain, Iran, Italy, Russia, Sweden and Austria. After the draw, three teams worked tirelessly on operas of our time. "Saprophages" was created in cooperation with the Kunst Haus Wien and from dialogues on the topic "Climate and Sustainability". An opera in which a human being is confronted with his own materiality at the end of his life, because decomposed in the saliva of the bacteria he enters the sediment. "Future Perfect" revolves around the question of the forms of the imagined future in cooperation with CAPE 10 and dialogues on the subject of health and social affairs with residents of the 10th district. Initiated by the Kulturhaus Brotfabrik, the team around Carmen C. Kruse and Mischa Tangian held talks on the subject of culture & participation, which resulted in "Tomorrow I'll see myself", an encounter of different voices with their hopes for the future of art. Who will perform and be represented?
Concept by Carmen C. Kruse. Admission to all events is free. Please consider a donation to our project and institution or become a member.
interviews & space
Clara Rosina Straßer
In partnership with
This project was funded by the city of Vienna, the culture commission Favoriten and the third and fourteenth district and is open for all interested citizens.
LOCATIONS & PARTNER
Absberggasse 27/Stiege 3/2. Stock
KUNST HAUS WIEN
Untere Weißgerberstraße 13
THE THREE OPERAS & TEAMS
Climate & Sustainability (Kunst Haus Wien)
Opera developed collaboratively by Carolyn Amann (text), Timothy Connor (singer), Teresa Doblinger (bass clarinet), Helena Röhr (stage direction), Marco Sala (contrabass clarinet), Golnar Shahyar (singer), and Patrick T. Schäfer (music).
MORGEN SEHE ICH MICH
Culture & Participation (Kulturhaus Brotfabrik)
Opera developed collaboratively by Gan-ya Ben-gur Akselrod (singer), Massimiliano Girardi (tenor saxophon), Maike Graf (text), Carmen C. Kruse (stage direction), Audrey G. Perreault (bass flute), Mischa Tangian (music + violin), and Bibiane Zimba (singer).
Health & Society (CAPE 10)
Opera developed collaboratively by Matej Bunderla (alto saxophone), Flora Geißelbrecht (music + violin), Caroline Mayrhofer (Pätzoldflute), Johannes Schwendinger (singer), Maria Stadlober (text + performer), Lena Weiss (singer), and Steven Anthony Whiting (stage direction).
IMPRESSIONS FROM THE PERFORMANCES
“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 zu Civic Newsroom
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