Lonely Hearts Bus Tour

Music theatre

A production by Opera Lab Berlin and BAM! – Berlin festival for contemporary music theatre

Sponsored by Hauptstadtkulturfonds, the Schering Foundation and the Rudolf Augstein Foundation

Vehicles of public transport are stages of drama and present a microcosm of urban life - as in LONELY HEARTS BUS TOUR, a journey into the lonely heart of Berlin. Opera Lab Berlin’s bus trip responds to the rapid changes that the city is undergoing, focusing in particular on the area of ​​the festival area in Berlin-Mitte and its transformation from a lively oasis of alternative culture to the monotonous shop window of the global brand Berlin. Electronic beats (the melancholic heartbeat of the city) give the pulse of this cardiogram, which, by sound, noises, pictures and texts, leads into Berlin's lonely heart and the lonely hearts of Berlin.

Composer, Libretto: Evan Gardner

Director, Stage, Libretto: Michael Höppner

Musical Director: Antoine Daurat

Assistant: Anna-Sophie Weber

Costumes: Isabelle Kaiser

Light Design: Gustav Kleinschmidt

Video: Nastasja Keller

Make-up: Martin Rink

Carpenter: „Lenny” Christian Hinum

Painter: Philipp Dümke

Intern: Cecilia Nercasseau Gibson

Club Queen (Soprano): Gina May Walter

Bus Driver (Keyboards, Live-Electronics): Alba Gentili-Tedeschi

Hostess (Flute): Shin-Joo Morgantini

Guide (Percussion, Ukulele, Accordeon): Antoine Daurat

Berlin Bear: Georg Bochow