The newly written lyrical work was created by composer Matias Vestergård in co-operation with author and librettist Lea Marie Løppenthin and the British director Natascha Metherell. With an ensemble of seven characters in numerous comical entanglements, ‘Lisbon Floor’ pays homage to a classic Mozartian style, whilst at the same time, toying with the traditional conventions of opera.
In this dark and surreal three-act opera comedy, ‘Lisbon Floor’ is the name of the floor in an unusually high luxury apartment building, in which the story unfolds. The storeys above the 49th floor have been named after capital cities, to prevent the residents feeling insecure at the potentially dizzying heights.
Throughout the process, Matias Vestergård has worked closely with author and librettist, Lea Marie Løppenthin. He says that Løppenthin’s texts have released and inspired several elements in the music: "She writes with an amazing mixture of lyrical, silly and deep elements. Lea’s texts helped me to strive for the same in music - the seemingly silly and humorous that suddenly reveals something deep and beautiful.”
‘Lisbon Floor’ is Copenhagen Opera Festival’s own commissioned work, which has been in process for the past three years. The festival audience have had a sneak peak into the creative process for the last two years where the artistic team has held open workshops and talked about their work on the opera. And now, the brand new work is ready for its first performance. The premiere will take place at Takkelloftet, which is a facility for scenic and experimental works at the Opera at Holmen.
27.08.22 14.00 & 20.00
Regular: 265 kroner
Under 30: 165 kroner
Prices are including fee.
3 timers including interval
Audience is invited to a aftertalk with the creative team of Lisbon Floor in the foyer of Takkelloftet after the performance on Saturday the 27th of August at 14.00.
Composer: Matias Vestergård
LIbretto: Lea Marie Løppenthin
Conductor: Robert Houssart
Director: Natascha Metherell
Stage and costume design: Jason Southgate
Light design: Charlie Morgan Jones
Daphne: Cecilia Lindwall
Dorabella: Frederikke Kampmann
Artemesia: Sophie Haagen
Gene: Steffen Jespersen
Alex 1: Alex Friis Nielsen
Alex 2: Frederik Rolin
Ra: Thomas D. Hopkinson
Solo Child Voice: Marie Due Nørgård
Children's choir: Skt. Annæ Pigekor v. Anne Marie Granau
Producer: Copenhagen Opera Festival v/ Lise Christensen
Publicher: Edition S
Produktionsleder: Lise Christensen
Instruktørassistent: Frederik Kyhn
Repetiteur: Louise Schrøder
Lysleverandør: EJ-Produktion v/ Erik Jensen
Lydafvikling og leverandør: Micropascal Recording & Production
Forestillingsleder: Andrea Støier Andersen
Rekvisitør: Stine Stub Nielsen
Kostumier: Katrine Anja Jensen
Byg: Lotte Gilbert Jespersen
Lisbon Floor is initiated and produced by Copenhagen Opera Festival.
Worldpremiere will be during Copenhagen Opera Festival in august 2022.
Lisbon Floor is sung in English without surtitles.
The opera is supported by Dansk Skuespillerforbund, Den Danske Forskningsfond, Hoffmann og Husmans Fond, KODA Kultur, Operaens Venners Fond and Statens Kunstfond.
The opera is also supported through three-year grants from 15. Juni Fonden, Augustinus Fonden, Beckett-fonden, Louis-Hansen Fonden, Det Obelske Familiefond, Knud Højgaards Fond and William Demant Fonden
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