A clutch of Europeans meet on the way to the social event of the season – and are prevented from resuming their journey by circumstances beyond their control. Such is the premise of one of the most scintillating works in the canon of bel canto, written by the master of the genre, Gioacchino Rossini. It also provides the base material for the two directors, Julia Lwowski and Franziska Kronfoth – now an insider tip in the Berlin scene thanks to their musical-theatre collective, HAUEN UND STECHEN -, who have teamed up with the singers of the Deutsche Oper Berlin to present a rambunctious, virtuosic and altogether European evening of opera.
Five operas and their doubles: five opera premieres on the main stage are each given the AMBUSHED FROM BEHIND treatment in the Tischlerei, taken apart, examined, discussed, pimped and put back together in revamped form. The result is a series of evenings that tread a line between musical theatre and concert, performance and installation. Artists of the Deutsche Oper Berlin ensemble come together with guest artists hailing from their own corner of the creative firmament.
These ‘outsiders’ bring their own perspectives and responses to the respective opera, helping to generate a new opus within the framework of the old. Guest artists include Einstürzende Neubauten percussionist N.U. Unruh, New Yorker no-wave icon Lydia Lunch, Amnesia Scanner, the rapper and lyricist Black Cracker and directors Julia Lwowski and Franziska Kronfoth with their sensuous, anarchic opera mash-ups. Artistic director of the Ambushed format is the director, composer and musician Alexandra Holtsch.
Aus dem Hinterhalt: Il Viaggio A Reims w/ Franziska Kronfoth, Roman Lemberg, Julia Lwowski, Martin Mallon LIVE
Saturday, 7th July 2018 | Doors 20:00 CET | Starts 21:00 CET
Bismarckstraße 35 | 10627 | Berlin