Composer Miroslav Srnka

Friday, 01. July 2011
08:00 pm – 09:40 pm
Pavillon 21 MINI Opera Space

Duration est. 1 hours 40 minutes

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Musikalische Leitung
Christopher Ward
Matthew Lutton
Bühne und Kostüme
Christof Hetzer
Michael Bauer
Olivier Pasquet
Olaf A. Schmitt

Laura Tatulescu
Holger Falk
Okka von der Damerau
Simon / Worker
Kevin Conners
Martin / Boss
Tareq Nazmi
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Hanna and Joseph have no words to describe the occurrences which have instantly changed their lives. The two have found an endurable way of coping with their past: they remain silent. When meeting on an inoperative oil platform - the withdrawn woman and the badly injured but laddish man - they recognise a strange connection between themselves and thereby detect the possibility to live with their traumas.

Miroslav Srnka writes a chamber opera featuring the search for interpersonal communication. For both protagonists, singing will become the only way of communication, which also points out the only possible advancement.

With Make No Noise the Prague-born composer will present his first feature-length opera. During the last years he was commissioned to work on compositions for a variety of ensembles such as Ensemble intercontemporain, Ensemble Modern, Arditti Quartett and Quatuor Diotima. In 2009, he was given the annual sponsorship award by the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation.

Commissioned by the Bavarian State Opera, supported by AldeburghMusic with a Jerwood Opera Writing Fellowship


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Michael Bauer ist seit 1998 Leiter der Beleuchtungsabteilung an der Bayerischen Staatsoper. Er gestaltete u. a. das Licht für Tosca, Don Carlo, Nabucco, Die Fledermaus, Der fliegende Holländer, Tristan und Isolde, Jenůfa, Die Zauberflöte, Medea, Lʼelisir dʼamore, Boris Godunow, LOrfeo, Guillaume Tell, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Mefistofele, La Juive, Les Indes galantes, La Favorite, Semiramide, Arabella, Hänsel und Gretel und Andrea Chénier. Als Lichtdesigner arbeitete er an zahlreichen bedeutenden Opernhäusern weltweit, etwa in Hamburg, Paris, Madrid, San Francisco, New York, Mailand, Antwerpen, Basel, Genf, Athen und St. Petersburg. (Stand: 2019)

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