Festival Belluard Bollwerk International




Orpheus Im Äther: Die Schlepperoper Konzertant

Audio play with live music

Baroque opera meets electronic sounds, arias meet slogans, antique myths meet the latest news: The wordsmiths, punsters, sense samplers and image tinkerers of the Berlin-based andcompany&Co tell us about the River Evros, today a last frontier of Fortress Europe. It was in Evros’ waters that Orpheus’s head was found drifting, but still singing, after the Erinyes had torn his body apart. Since towering fences have been constructed along the river‘s banks during the last years, it has become impossible for latter-day migrants to reach Europe here. So now, silence reigns in this ornithological paradise, save for the gentle twittering of the migrating birds that flock here. Between association and analysis, the Berlin performance collective shows uses ancient mythology to tell about intolerable 21st century realities.

60 min
in German and in English with french and english supertitles
Belluard Bollwerk
  • Thu 25.6. 21:00 - 22:00
  • 15 CHF



Artistic direction Alexander Karschnia, Nicola Nord, Sascha Sulimma With Irida Baglanea, Bora Balci, Georg A. Bochow, Susanne Fröhlich, Alexander Karschnia, Simon Lenski, Claudia Splitt, Sascha Sulimma, Komi Mizrajim Togbonou, Reinier van Houdt Text Alexander Karschnia, Nicola Nord&Co. Music Sascha Sulimma With Susanne Fröhlich, Simon Lenski, Reinier van Houdt&Co. Based on the radio play ORPHEUS IN DER OBERWELT une production de / eine Produktion des WDR 2015 Production Belluard Bollwerk International

  • Sponsored by the Canton of Fribourg Cultural Promotion Fund and supported by Migros Culture Percentage, co-funder of the FORTRESS EUROPE call for projects

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