Nowak - SPACE OPERA
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Nowak - SPACE OPERA
Duration: 01:44:34"

Nowak – SPACE OPERA

Contemporary opera

Is mankind ready for space exploration? Stanley Kubrick’s SPACE ODYSSEY meets soap opera in SPACE OPERA, a new piece by young Polish composer Aleksander Nowak – first staged in 2015 by Poznań Opera.

Get ready for lift off as Poznań Opera takes you on opera’s first mission to Mars. SPACE OPERA is told through the voices of a middle-aged couple of astronauts (husband and wife), a fly (which shouldn’t be there!), the flight commander (whose intentions are not so good), and a choir, representing at times a swarm of fruit flies, at others the rest of mankind.

 

 

SPACE OPERA was premièred in March 2015 at the Teatr Wielki, the Poznań opera house, which has become a creative hub for contemporary opera production. SPACE OPERA brings together the talents of a young Polish composer, Aleksander Nowak, and librettist Georgi Gospodinov, a Bulgarian writer, who has been called ‘an ironist of despair’.

In SPACE OPERA, Nowak and Gospodinov push us to reflect on whether we are ready for space exploration and whether we didn’t start too soon.

Information

Magdalena Wachowska - Ewa
Bartłomiej Misiuda - Adam
Martyna Cymerman - Fly, Laika
Tomasz Raczkiewicz - Fly, Laika
Andrzej Ogórkiewicz - Producer, Bedouin
Dance - Dancers of Poznań Opera House
Choir - Chorus of Poznań Opera House
Orchestra - Orchestra of Poznań Opera House
Composer - Aleksander Nowak
Libretto - Georgi Gospodinov
Music director - Marek Moś
Director - Ewelina Pietrowiak
Choir director - Mariusz Otto
Sets - Ewelina Pietrowiak
Lighting - Marek Rydian
Costumes - Katarzyna Nesteruk
Video - Wizja Sp. Z O.O. Piotr Szabliński

Available until

02 August 2017 at 23h59 CET
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The Opera Platform presents Nowak – SPACE OPERA from Poznań Opera. Starting 03 February 2017 at 19h00 CET, the opera will be available as video on demand.

Subtitles

This opera is a full-length performance offered in addition to our regular programme. Subtitles in six languages will not be provided.