A competition for young opera composers? Ten years after the first NEUE SZENEN took place in the Tischlerei of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, this is still something very special.
The competition, organized as a collaboration between the Deutsche Oper Berlin and the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music in Berlin, was and is first and foremost a laboratory for the future for young artists. Beyond finding an individual music-dramatic language in the complex metier of music theater, to try out new ways of artistic collaboration.
For this reason, the NEUE SZENEN competition was explicitly aimed at teams of composers and authors, just as the three music theater works of approximately thirty minutes in length are created in close collaboration between music and text - as well as with the students of the Hanns Eisler Academy, who bring them to the stage by staging, playing and singing.
The importance of this work experience in the field of contemporary music theater is reflected in the continuously growing number of applications from all over the world: from a total of 119 entries, the jury selected the three winners for the sixth edition. The origin of the three selected teams alone speaks for the unbroken fascination that the genre of music theater continues to exert on young artists: Iranian composer Sina Fani Sani will work with Berlin author Franziska vom Heede, Germán Alonso from Spain with Italian librettist Fabrizio Funari, and Lithuanian composer Juta Pranulytė with Giulia Fornasier from Italy..
Music by Sina Fani Sani
Libretto by Franziska vom Heede
Music by Germán Alonso
Libretto by Fabrizio Funari
Music by Juta Pranulytė
Text based on interviews: Giulia Fornasier
First performance: April 21, 2023, Tischlerei of the Deutsche Oper Berlin
Approx. 2 hours / One intermission
In German, English and Italian with German surtitles.
Sina Fani Sani (Komposition)
Franziska vom Heede (Libretto)
Kyungmin Park (Musikalische Leitung)
Lea Willeke (Inszenierung)
Marlene Schleicher (Dramaturgie)
Youngin Lee (Ava)
Anton Belyaev (Meteor)
Hannah Schmidt-Ott (Die Angestellte)
Jüntao Ye (Der Angestellte)
Charlotte Mergenthaler (Mit)
Carlo Wilfart (Mit)
Dake Li (Klarinette, Bassklarinette)
Zuming Xia (Harfe)
Kostiantyn Kruhliak (Kontrabass)
Max Peters (Schlagzeug)