Festival Studio 2017

Munich Postpalast
Munich Postpalast

Contemporary music theater and more – from  26 June 2017 in Munich Postpalast.

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An opera in two acts based on the play of the same name Steven Berkoff
Composer: Mark-Anthony Turnage

Fate could not be more cruel: fulfilling a prophecy, Oedipus unknowingly murders his father and marries his mother. Since ancient times, this myth about the Theban ruler has been adapted by countless authors, unleashing its power on the stage and counteracted the idea of free will. The London actor and playwright Steven Berkoff locates his version of the tale in the socially deprived areas of his home city, letting the social pressures and cruelties of the present flow into the myth. Marc Anthony Turnage's operatic version is based on Berkoff's drama. It plays freely with the musical styles of the 20th Century, thereby unleashing its very own power. The work was first performed in 1988 at the Munich Biennale and was the composer's international breakthrough. Almost thirty years later, a young production team once again take on the piece's timeless questions as part of the Festival Workshop.

Mo 26. June 2017
Tu 27. June 2017
Mo 3. July 2017
Tu 4. July 2017
at 8.30 pm in the Postpalast Munich
Prices € 24,- / € 10,- (Students)
Discount for Young audience or 20% with Drama Plus Card

[catarsi] – Prozessor IV

A new production from the AGORA Musiktheaterkollektivs

Assuming that Jealousy [Medea] and Despair [Violetta] ally themselves with Courage [Leonore], find each other in Desire [Orpheus] and part in Grief [Eurydike]: in [catarsi], AGORA allows key moments of opera to collide into one format as the audience moves from scene to scene, among new sounds and fragments of memories takes from famous works. Based on the Laborabende Prozessor I-III, where AGORA examined and transformed the parameters of operatic theatre one by one, the collective turns its focus on the difficult phenomenon of catharsis, both with the audience and the characters from opera as part of the Munich Opera Festival.

Wed 28 June 2017
Thu 29 June 2017
Sat 1 July 2017
Sun 2 July 2017
at 8.30 pm in Munich Postpalast
Prices € 15,- / € 10,- (Students)
Discount for Young audience or 20% with Drama Plus Card

Kannst du pfeifen, Johanna

Opera for children by Gordon Kampe (6 years and older)
Further information soon on this page

Sun 9 July 2017 (11 am)
Wed 12 July 2017 (5 pm)
at the Postpalast München
Prices € 10,-

Kirill Petrenko & Orchestra Akademie of the Bayerischen Staatsorchesters

A look ahead: Since its foundation, the Bayerische Staatsorchester's Orchestra Academy can look back over a 15 year history, yet, as always, it has its sights firmly fixed on the future. After all, the aim of the two-year programme is to prepare young musicians for all aspects of working life in a great opera-house orchestra, and many of the participants have gone on to play in important orchestras – not least the Staatsorchester itself. Now the General Music Director Kirill Petrenko will conduct the Orchestra Academy's Festival Concert for the first time, which will be taking place in the particularly festive surroundings of the Prinzregententheater this season. And they are looking to the future in other ways, too, since the Friends and Supporters of the Musikalische Akademie e.V (the Musical Academy Association) have commissioned a composition from a new, emerging musician; something which they do at regular intervals. This year sees a contribution from Danish composer Hans Abrahamsen entitled Two Inger Christensen Songs: songs based on this distinctive poet's texts. This exquisite piece for soprano and seven instrumentalists is part of Abrahamsen's growing work-cycle around the theme of “Snow” – which will have a special role to play in the coming years at the Bayerische Staatsoper. In addition, the programme will include various ensemble pieces, mostly from the early and mid 20th century, such as the rarely performed theatrical music for Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing by Erich Wolfgang Korngold and the Chamber Music No. 1 by the young and wild Paul Hindemith, plus other works yet to be revealed.

Sun 16 July 2017 (8 pm)
at the Prinzregententheater
Prices PF, € 40 / 33 / 25 / 16 / 12
Discount for Junges Publikum or with Drama Plus Karte

Doch bin ich nirgend, ach, zu Haus!

Lieder von Schubert, Schumann und Mahler treffen auf Texte von Robert Walser – und auf den fesselnden Geschichtenerzähler, Puppenspieler und Festspiel-Regisseur Nikolaus Habjan, der gemeinsam mit der gefeierten Osttiroler Musikbanda Franui

Der meisterhafte Puppenspieler und die gefeierte Musicbanda mit Osttiroler Wurzeln benötigen nur wenig, um einen besonderen Musiktheaterabend auf die Bühne zu bringen: 1 Tisch, 1 Koffer, 2 Puppen, 6 Blasinstrumente, sowie Geige, Kontrabass, Hackbrett und Harfe.
Bei dem Programm mit dem Titel „Doch bin ich nirgend, ach! zu Haus“ erwartet das Publikum ein Abend voll musikalischer Tiefe und theatralischer Wucht: Im Zusammenspiel von Musik, Wort und Puppe wird der Figur des Wanderers nachgespürt, einer gleichermaßen bewunderten wie gehassten Symbolfigur, die alles hinter sich lässt, um sich auf die Suche zu begeben, ohne das Ziel der Wanderung auch nur zu erahnen. Ein Sinnsuchender, der bei Franz Schubert „vom Gebirge her“ kommt, wie man weiß, und bei Robert Walser zwischen den Zeilen seines Bleistiftgebietes hervorlugt:
„Ich soll mich finden, sagt mir das Gestirn. Mich finden? Müßt’ ich da mich nicht vorher verlieren?“
„Doch bin ich nirgend, ach! zu Haus“ ist das zweite gemeinsame Projekt von Nikolaus Habjan und Franui, wurde beim Osterfestival „Imago Dei“ in Krems 2015 uraufgeführt und mittlerweile auf vielen prominenten Bühnen und Festivals mit großem Erfolg gezeigt (u.a. Burgtheater Wien, Stiftung Mozarteum Salzburg, Tiroler Festspiele Erl).

Musik: „Franui“, frei nach Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann Johannes Brahms und Gustav Mahler
Texte: Liedtexte; Texte von Robert Walser und Jürg Amann
Komposition und musikalische Bearbeitung: Markus Kraler, Andreas Schett
Konzept und Dramaturgie: Nikolaus Habjan, Markus Kraler und Andreas Schett

Fr 28. Juli 2017
20 Uhr im Prinzregententheater
Preise PF, € 40 / 33 / 25 / 16 / 12
Ermäßigung für Junges Publikum bzw. mit Drama Plus Karte

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The Location: Munich Postpalast

Wredestraße 10
80335 Munich

Find a map of the Postpalast layout here.

Arrival on Public Transport. For example:
With the S1-S8 Station Hackerbrücke
or Tram 16, 17 and N17 Stop Hackerbrücke
Bus connections at the Central Bus Station and Train Station München