Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s seldom performed HELIANE’S MIRACLE combines an expressionist mystery play with decadence and a late-romantic frenzy of sound. It challenges the electronic-music duo Amnesia Scanner to come up with a response to the classic work by applying its layered, iridescent art, which is located somewhere on the spectrum between dancefloor and musique concrète, abstract visuals and cryptic noise.
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: Das Wunder der Heliane w/ Amnesia Scanner LIVE
Saturday, 24rd March 2018 | Doors 20:00 CET | Starts 21:00 CET
Bismarckstraße 35 | 10627 | Berlin