Neue Szenen

an der Deutschen Oper

A co-production of the Deutsche Oper Berlin 

and the Hochschule für Musik „Hanns Eisler“

In April 2013 the Deutsche Oper Berlin in collaboration with the Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler” commissioned and premiered three short operas by Evan Gardner, Stefan Johannes Hanke, and Leah Muir as part of the “Neue Szenen” [New Scenes] International Composition Competition led by Prof. Wolfgang Rihm. Inspired by this collaboration Evan Gardner founded Opera Lab Berlin, a collective of young singers and instrumentalists under the direction of Prof. Manuel Nawri that has since created its own productions of contemporary musical theatre.

Instrumentation: Chamber Ensemble

Composer: Evan Gardner, Stefan Johannes Hanke, Leah Muir

Musical direction: Manuel Nawri 

Director: Eva-Maria Weiss, Tamara Heimbrock, Michael Höppner,

ECHO-Ensemble der HfM „Hanns Eisler”

Stage-design: Hanne Loosen

Costume-design: Lydia Schmidt, Sara Landertinger, Kerstin Grießhaber

Text: Harry Lehmann

Duration: ca. 1h30 

Photography: Detlef Kurth ©

Hrund Osk Arnadottir: Soprano

Léa Trommenschlager: Soprano

Sonja Bisgiel: Soprano

Yuriko Ozaki: Soprano

Bettina Gfeller: Mezzo-soprano

Katarina Morfa: Mezzo-soprano

Katharina Thomas: Mezzo-soprano

Jiwon Choi: Mezzo-soprano

Zoe Kissa: Mezzo-soprano

Georg Bochow: Counter Tenor

Thaisen Rusch: Tenor

Lars Ivar Nordal: Tenor

Robert Elibay-Hartog: Baritone

Enrico Wenzel: Bass

Wonyong Kang: Bass 

Felix Theissen: Actor


Shin-joo Morgantini:
Flute—Alto Flute —Piccolo

Martin Danek: Oboe— English Horn

Anika Weichelt: Clarinet

Martin Möhler: Clarinet—Bass Clarinet

Hye Jin Cha: Bassoon

Aziz Baziki: Bassoon—Contrabasson

Alexandre Zanetta: French Horn

Joel David Chávez Cabeza: Trumpet

Musashi Baba: Trombone

Andrea Voets: Harp

Evdoxia Filippou: Percussion

Alexandros Giovanos: Percussion

Marc Tritschler: Piano

Sarah Saviet: Violin

Yemi Gonzales: Violin 

Laura Möhr: Viola

Martin Smith: Violoncello

Bernardo Alviz: Contrabass

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