The everyday life: countless small routines, which unpredictably unwind again and again. From the morning tooth brushing and toilet visit through to bed-time mode at night, we move inevitably through each and every day. But what becomes of our rituals if we put them under the lens? In WIR AUS GLAS, such routines are emphasised and distorted by the composer Yasutaki Inamori through instrumental soundscapes. The everyday lives of different people are subjected to microscopic examination: we follow six inhabitants of a city over a period of one week, considering their consistent daily activities, and enlarging through observation all their peculiarities; what changes, what stops, what gets out of step, and what indeed cannot get out of step. This results in a mosaic of diverse little excerpts of life; a reflection on relationship between the public and the private, and the difficulty of finding a balance between the two. Inamori was born in Tokyo in 1978, studied composition first at the Gakugei University in Tokyo, and then the Kölner Musikhochschule with Johannes Schöllhorn and Michael Beil. He currently lives in Detmold having finished his studies in Cologne in 2011, winning in the same year the prestigious Bernd Alois Zimmermann scholarship.
Composer: Yasutaki Inamori
Libretto: Gerhild Steinbuch
Director: David Hermann
Stage Design: Jo Schramm
Costume: You-Jin Seo
Dramaturgy: Dorothea Hartmann
Musical Director: Elda Laro
Alexandra Hutton: Soprano
Michelle Daly: Mezzosoprano
Clemens Bieber: Tenor
Thomas Florio: Baritone
Louise Leverd: 'Cello
Mia Bodet: Violin
Florian Bensch: Bassoon
Callum G'Froerer: Trumpet
Kelsey Maiorano: Oboe
Jack Adler-McKean: Trombone/Tuba
“Rollbergidyll,” is a new music theater piece from Opera Lab Berlin, in which performers from the ensemble seek real life. In keeping with the long-forgotten genre of the Idyll, the bourgeois bohemian enters the community house of the Rollberg district and meets the residents of the community at a buffet.
As the performance unfolds, an idyllic representation of real life is presented through the playful arrangement of several pieces of contemporary music from composers such as Elena Rykova, Georges Aperghis, Florian Mattil and Sivan Cohen Elias, and classical song from composers including Franz Schubert, Ralph Vaughan Williams.
Director: Michael Höppner
Musical Director: Antoine Daurat
Stage and Costume Designer: Martin Miotk
Artistic Director: Evan Gardner
Soprano: Nina Guo
Piano: Alba Gentili-Tedeschi
Clarinet: Jone B. Nunez
Performance: Martin Miotk
In cooperation with Kontraklang, Morus14 e.V. and „48 Stunden Neukölln“
Sponsored by the Mayor of Berlin and the Bezirksamt Neukölln
For the German Premiere of the newest work by Salvatore Sciarrino, "Ti vedo, ti sento, mi perdo" Opera Lab Berlin collaborates on - and off stage with the Staatskapelle Berlin in the intricate Concertino/Orchestras system of the composition. As critic Renato Verga describes: "three are the orchestras engaged in this work: in addition to the one in the pit, on stage there is a concertino and, hidden in stage-boxes, are others ready to supply more sounds to a score that is often on the verge of perceptiveness and that rarely grows up to big sound levels."
On a music-theatrical bus ride in the center of Berlin, the audience becomes a carpool and experiences the city and contemporary Berlin music theater in an unusual way: singers and instrumentalists of Opera Lab Berlin perform on the bus and the vehicle becomes a music theater stage.
Evan Gardner, artistic director of the ensemble, composes "Lonely Hearts Bus Tour"; Michael Höppner, chief director of the ensemble, stages the world premiere for the “BAM!” festival. The journey into the lonely heart of the city explores a city of lonely hearts…
Composer: Evan Gardner
Director: Michael Höppner
Musical Director: David Eggert
With: Gina May Walter (Soprano), Alba Gentili-Tedeschi (Keyboards), David Eggert (Cello), Evdoxia Filippou (Percussion) and others