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Finalist, FRINGE OPER.A 20.21 Competition

 

Conceived by Carmen C. Kruse & Manuel Zwerger.

Commissioned by COCREATIONS, co-produced with Theater Münster.

    

Developmental support by Schloss Unterloibl & Dr. Elke Piskernik.

Manuel Zwerger

Penda Diouf

Carmen C. Kruse

Valentin Mattka

Ulf Brauner

KOMPOSITION  

LIBRETTO        

REGIE      

BÜHNENBILD  

KOSTÜMBILD     

Zwerger - Diouf - Kruse

GREAT OPEN EYES

THE TEAM

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Manuel Zwerger

Composer

Penda Diouf

Librettist

Carmen C. Kruse

Stage Director

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Valentin Mattka

Set Designer

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Ulf M. Brauner

Costume Designer

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 mcarnovali@cocreations.eu

(c) 2021 Civic Opera Creations, Verein für Kunst, Kultur & Soziales, ZVR: 1792837722, Österreich