April 29th 2015 WORLD PREMIERE OF LIOR NAVOK'S AN UNSEREM FLUSS (BY OUR RIVER) IN THE BOCKENHEIMER DEPOT - COMMISSIONED BY OPER FRANKFURT Ladies and Gentlemen, I would like to invite you to the opening night (or a later performance) of the eleventh new production in Oper Frankfurt's 2014/15 season: Sunday May 31st 2015, at 19.30hrs in the Bockenheimer Depot Premiere / World Premiere AN UNSEREM FLUSS (BY OUR RIVER) by Lior Navok (*1971) Libretto by Lior Navok German translation by Kristian Lutze Commissioned by Oper Frankfurt Sung in German with German surtitles Conductor: Sebastian Zierer Director: Corinna Tetzel Stage Designer: Stephanie Rauch Costume Designer: Judith Adam Lighting Designer: Jan Hartmann Video: Mario Spiegel Dramaturge: Deborah Einspieler With generous support from the Speyer’sche Hochschulstiftung I do hope you might be able to cover this event. 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My fax number is +49 (0)69 - 212 37 164, or you can reach me by email: [email protected] With many thanks in advance for your cooperation and best wishes Holger Engelhardt Pressereferent Premiere / World Premiere AN UNSEREM FLUSS (BY OUR RIVER) by Lior Navok (*1971) Libretto by Lior Navok German translation by Kristian Lutze Commissioned by Oper Frankfurt Sung in German with German surtitles Conductor: Sebastian Zierer Director: Corinna Tetzel Stage Designer: Stephanie Rauch Costume Designer: Judith Adam Lighting Designer: Jan Hartmann Video: Mario Spiegel Dramaturge: Deborah Einspieler Lucia: Kateryna Kasper Allendorf: Daniel Schmutzhard Fred Bucksmann: Davide Damiani Klara Bucksmann: Elizabeth Reiter Sinya: Stine Marie Fischer Chicken-Heart: Alexander Mayr Sipho: Michael Porter Zachary-Rutget: Alfred Reiter Right-Hand: Hans-Jürgen Schöpflin Herr Kavi: Carlos Krause Farmer / Big Uncle 1: Gurgen Baveyan Schatz / Big Uncle 2: Yves Saelens Oper Frankfurt's Extras; Frankfurter Opern- und Museumsorchester With generous support from the Speyer’sche Hochschulstiftung Lior Navok (*1971) comes from Tel Aviv and writes music for the stage and concert hall that is played all over the world. In recent years his passion for the written word and theatre led him to compose operas, including the 2012 chamber opera Die Wette (The bet) based on a short story by Anton Chekhov, and staged performances of his oratorio And the Trains Kept Coming… at the Staatsoper Nürnberg in February 2014. One country, two nations, Israel and Palestine, a story about homeland and uprooting, persecution and return, freedom and boundaries – and about the longing for peace: 15 year old Lucia, who has been sent to find water, meets Sipho, who is also 15. She likes him immediately. When they meet again she realises that he in one of the „enemies“, her parents presumed murderers. The two young people's uncertainty is great, but their wish to spend the future together is greater. The boundaries between reality and unreality blur. Lucia and Sipho search for a way out of a vicious circle, which extends far beyond the borders between countries and national interests. This world premiere in the Bockenheimer Depot is conducted by Sebastian Zierer, a soloists' coach at Oper Frankfurt, and one of its Kapellmeister since 2013/14. This season he conducts performances of revivals of Puccini's La Bohème and Humperdinck's Königskinder (Royal Children) for the company, where he has also conducted Mozart's Così fan tutte, Die Zauberflöte and Don Giovanni in recent seasons. Corinna Tetzel has worked in Frankfurt as a director's assistant since 2011. She has also directed productions in the Opera for Children series in the Holzfoyer. With this world premiere – which follows on from her stagings of Bartók's Bluebeard's Castle and Donizetti's Don Pasquale at Theater Ulm – she directs at Oper Frankfurt for the first time. The cast, including Kateryna Kasper (Lucia), Daniel Schmutzhard (Allendorf), Elizabeth Reiter (Klara Bucksmann), Michael Porter (Sipho), Alfred Reiter (Zachary Rutget) and Gurgen Baveyan (Farmer / Big Uncle 1), is made up largely of Members of Oper Frankfurt's Ensemble and Opera Studio. Guests include the Italian baritone Davide Damiani (Fred Bucksmann), who sang Michonnet in Cilea's Adriana Lecouvreur here in 2011/12. He recently performed the role of Guy de Montfort in Verdi's Les vêpres siciliennes at the Opéra de Nice. Stine Marie Fischer (Sinya), Alexander Mayr (Chicken-Heart) and Hans-Jürgen Schöpflin (RightHand) appear regularly at Oper Frankfurt. During the 2013/14 season Stine Marie Fischer sang Dryade in Strauss‘ Ariadne auf Naxos in the opera house and Alexander Mayr performed the very high tenor role of Student Arkenholz in Reimann's Die Gespenstersonate (Ghost Sonata) in the Bockenheimer Depot, in which Hans-Jürgen Schöpflin, whose roles for the company have included Edmund in Aribert Reimann's Lear (2011/12) as well as Quint and General Wingrave in Benjamin Britten's The Turn of the Screw (2010/11) and Owen Wingrave (2009/10), sang Johansson. Kammersänger Carlos Krause (Herr Kavi) has sung more than 100 roles at Oper Frankfurt since 1975. Yves Saelens (Schatz / Big Uncle 2) is also a regular guest in Frankfurt, where he recently performed Ferdinand in Thomas Adès The Tempest, 2013/14, and one of the four kings in Strauss‘ Die Liebe der Danae (The Love of Danae; in concert). Premiere / World Premiere: Sunday May 31st 2015, at 19.30hrs in the Bockenheimer Depot Further performances: June 1st, 3rd, 6th, 8th, 10th, 12th, 13th 2015 Unless otherwise stated, all performances begin at 19.30hrs Tickets cost: € 20 to € 70 (with a 12.5% pre-booking fee when not purchased direct from the theatre) Tickets can be obtained from the usual outlets, by telephone +49 (0)69 – 212 49 49 4 or online www.oper-frankfurt.de.
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