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Vivier: Kopernikus

  • Staatsoper Berlin, Alter Orchesterprobensaal 1 Hinter der Katholischen Kirche Berlin, Berlin, 10117 Germany (map)

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“Kopernikus” portrays the transition from life to death. In a liminal realm, a child called Agni, the name of the Vedic fire god, meets beings who are all part of a rite of preparation for death and the afterlife. The voices instil hope and courage, and they take a variety of forms: from Mozart to Tristan and Isolde to Lewis Carroll, whose absurd lightness à la »Alice in Wonderland« also defines Vivier’s death ritual. The astronomer of the work’s title is also present; just as he transformed the human understanding of the universe like no other, so too does death alter our understanding of our lives."

COLORATURA SOPRANO – Sarah Aristidou

SOPRANO – Slávka Zámečníková

MEZZO SOPRANO – Anna Schors

ALT (AGNI) – Corinna Scheurle

BARYTON-MARTIN – Adam Kutny

BARITON – Giorgi Mtchedlishvili

BASS – Erik Rosenius

Later Event: January 20
Vivier: Kopernikus