From Cyprus to Singapore, Vienna to California, around 35 folks have joined from 7 different time zones to rehearse and document an opera for the lockdown generation.
Theatres shut, concerts cancelled, all creative imagination hanging by a thread, 2020 appeared a chilly and miserable affair. In this resourceful wilderness, an notion sparked for a virtual output of a beloved opera.
“Theatre has usually had the ability to achieve out and link with people, and we were so disheartened to consider there would be a yr with no it. We made a decision we experienced to preserve this group spirit alive. We also understood that, among all the hardship, 2020 supplied chances as perfectly. From the basic safety of our houses, we could however occur collectively and create a trans-continental efficiency, uniting persons from every single corner of the globe.” Christina Krawec, Co-Creator and Musical Director.
A inventive workforce was fashioned, auditions were being held and quickly a group of artists were functioning on a Die Fledermaus for the 2020s. Recorded in the initial German with English subtitles, in bedrooms and residing rooms across the environment, this raucous operetta is best to warm the cockles on a wintertime night.
“It is an complete pleasure to function with singers, musicians and creatives from all throughout the planet, and what improved opera to get the job done on than Die Fledermaus! This intimate comedy, wherever the complacent are pranked and the underfoot triumph, is the perfect distraction. It has been so fulfilling to direct this stunning and delightful show, allowing no impediment to stand in the way of creativeness.” Alex Kirstukas, Director.
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Streaming 27th February 2021, 7.00pm GMT on YouTube.