'Die A Happy Man' is based on the mysterious avant-garde opera 'Mare Nostrum', which the Argentinian-German composer Mauricio Kagel wrote in 1975. The work imagines a speculative future where the Mediterranean countries are colonised by a civilisation with Amazonian origin.
In Marcela Lucatelli's interpretation, the Danish-German tenor, Mathias Monrad Møller, sings the lead role as the questionable hero Emo Kneemover, who is in pursuit of personal development in life. Through his dazed flashes of memory, the audience are presented with a sensuous story of colonisation in reverse and the European landscape of ruins which the invasion encounters.
The main character has to question the Western view of the world by which he is influenced. Is it possible to die as a satisfied human being?
The innovative and internationally acclaimed composer Marcela Lucatelli was born in Brazil but resides in Copenhagen. The German sound researcher Holger Schulze has contributed to the libretto, and he describes the work as “an operatic Bildungsroman of the most lavish and transformative kind.”
Fri 26.08.22 20.00
Sat 27.08.22 20.00
Stroboscope lights are used in the performance.
1 hour and 30 minutes, no interval.
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Regular: 190 kroner
Under 30: 130 kroner
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Concept: Marcela Lucatelli
Composer, director and stagedesign: Marcela Lucatelli
Libretto: Holger Schulze, Mathias Monrad Møller, Josh Spear, Lewys Holt and Marcela Lucatelli
Light design: Jari Matsi
Sound design: Gianluca Elia
Costumedesign and visuals: Mirabelle Jones
Sound technology: Sebastian Vinther
Production Assistant: Joss Smith
Culture consultant: Macon Holt
Illustration and Graphic Design: Gabriel Martins
Soloists: Mathias Monrad Møller, Josh Spear, Lewys Holt og Marcela Lucatelli
Ensemble: CRUSH String Collective, Rasmus Kjær, Anders Bach, Anders Vestergaard og Gianluca Elia
CRUSH String Collective is Maria Jagd, Julija Morgan, Tove Bagge, Pauline Hogstrand, Nicole Hogstrand og Oda Dyrnes
DIE A HAPPY MAN is supported by Statens Kunstfond, William Demant Fonden og Knud Højgaards Fond, og uropføres i samarbejde med Copenhagen Opera Festival.
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