Ostrava Center for New Music & National Moravian-Silesian Theatre

2nd biennial

NODO 2014

New Opera Days Ostrava

June 25 – 28, 2014



WEDNESDAY 25/6
19:00 Jiří Myron Theatre
Bernhard Lang
Der Re:igen (2012) // Czech Premiere
Based on „Reigen“by Arthur Schnitzler

Libretto: Michael Sturminger

Conductor: Rolf Gupta
Director and Stage Design: Georges Delnon
Costume designer: Claudia Irro
Video: Yvonne Mohr
Lighting: Wolfgang Philipp

Prostitute: Almerija Delic, Mezzo-Soprano
Policeman: 
Cornel Frey, Tenor
Handmaid / Schoolgirl: 
Lydia Brotherton, Soprano
Young Man / Actress: 
Alin Deleanu, Countertenor
Young Women: 
Amélie Saadia, Mezzo-Soprano
Husband / Freeholder: 
Kai-Uwe Fahnert, Baritone
Writer: 
Lasse Penttinen, Tenor
Ostravská banda 

In cooperation with Schwetzinger SWR Festspiele

Duration: 100 min
In German original with Czech subtitles

THURSDAY 26/6
19:00 Antonín Dvořák Theatre
Martin Smolka
The Lists of Infinity (2013) // World Premiere / Festival commission

Hommage à Umberto Eco
Spoken Opera

Libretto: Jiří Adámek
Director: Jiří Adámek
Stage and Costume Designer: Ivana Kanhäuserová
Video: Kryštof Pešek, Ivana Kanhäuserová

Jan Mikušek, Countertenor
Vendula Holičková, Bára Mišíková, Pavol Smolarik, Daniel Šváb 
Canticum Ostrava, Jurij Galatenko, Choirmaster
Ostravská banda
Ondřej Vrabec, Conductor

Duration: 90 min
In Czech original

FRIDAY 27/6
19:00 Jiří Myron Theatre
Petr Kotík
Master Pieces
(2014) // World Premiere / Festival commission
Almost a Lecture, Chamber Opera 
Libretto adapted by Petr Kotik in collaboration with Michael Rau: the 1936 lecture What Are Master Pieces and Why Are so Few of Them by Gertrude Stein.

Staged and Directed by Michael Rau 
 
Pauline Kim Harris, Violin

Members of Ostravská banda

Duration: 60 min
in English original with Czech subtitles

21:00 Jiří Myron Theatre
Rudolf Komorous
No No Miya (1988) // European Premiere

Libretto: Rudolf Komorous, after the Noh theatre by Zeami Motokiyo 
Stage directors: Jiří Nekvasil, David Bazika
Choreography: Lucie Burešová

Katalin Károlyi, Mezzo-soprano
  
Monk: Jeffrey Gavett, Baritone
Narrator: Josef Kaluža
Dancer: Po-Ju Lin
Ostravská banda
Canticum Ostrava, Jurij Galatenko, Choirmaster
Petr Kotík, Conductor

Duration: 75 min
in Czech-English version

SATURDAY 28/6
19:00 Antonín Dvořák Theatre
Martin Smolka
The Lists of Infinity (2013)

Hommage à Umberto Eco
Spoken Opera

Libretto: Jiří Adámek
Director: Jiří Adámek
Stage and Costume Designer: Ivana Kanhäuserová
Video: Kryštof Pešek, Ivana Kanhäuserová

Jan Mikušek, Countertenor
Vendula Holičková, Bára Mišíková, Pavol Smolarik, Daniel Šváb 
Canticum OstravaJurij Galatenko, Choirmaster
Ostravská banda
Ondřej Vrabec, Conductor

Duration: 90 min
In Czech original

21:00 Cooltour – Multidisciplinary Contemporary Arts Centre
Mojiao Wang
<Encounter> (2014) // World Premiere / Festival commission

Libretto: Weizhong Wang
Stage Design: Františka Králíková
Director: Xinxin Tang
Music and Diction Coaching: Qin Ding

Jane: Hyun Yi Kim, Soprano
Mark: Marty Coyle, Baritone
Lobsang Dambar: Adrian Rosas, Bas
Drolma, Dawa, Lhamo: TBA

Canticum Ostrava, Jurij Galatenko, Choirmaster
Ostravská banda
Ondřej Vrabec, Conductor

Duration: 50 min
In Chinese original with Czech subtitles

Always 30 minutes before the performance takes place an introduction to the operas of the authors and / or production team.

 
 

Presented by
The National Moravian-Silesian Theatre
 
With main support
City of Ostrava, Ernst von Siemens Foundation, Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, Zdeněk Bakala Foundation, The Moravian-Silesian Region, Czech-German Fund for the Future, State Fund for Culture of the Czech Republic, Arts and Theatre Institute, ČEZ Foundation

Partners
Embassy of the United States of America, Nadace Český hudební fond, Městský obvod Moravská Ostrava a Přívoz, National Theatre
 
Main media partners
 
Official hotel
Mercure Ostrava Center
 
In cooperation with
Schwetzinger SWR Festspiele
Multidisciplinary Contemporary Arts Centre Cooltour
PLATO – platform (for contemporary art) Ostrava
Antikvariát a klub Fiducia

 

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