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For Robinson Crusoe, the only survivor to be washed up onto the beach of a desert island after a shipwreck, what first appears to be paradise quickly turns out to be a place of damnation. Based on Daniel Defoe’s classic novel from 1719, composer Oscar Strasnoy and playwright Sigrid Behrens link the story to how some people in modern society live in isolation.

Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin Mitte
Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin Mitte © visitberlin, Foto Wolfgang Scholvien

Their thoughts are condensed into reflections on aspects of life in seclusion – both the withdrawal into inner worlds or escape into parallel ones. The work explores how isolated people deal with time, their struggle against loneliness and emptiness, and their search for greater meaning in life.
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Age recommendation: as of 14 years
Participating artists
Pscar Strasnoy (Komponist/in)
Sigrid Behrens (Autor/in)
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