Chekhov theatre festival will open «Komische Oper Berlin»

© RIA Novosti / Eugene to Novostinearly in fotobounce on the building of the State Academic Bolshoi theater in Moscow. Archival photoChekhov theatre festival will open «Komische Oper Berlin»© RIA Novosti / Eugene to Novostinearly the image Bank

The famous «Komische Oper Berlin» opens XIII international theatre festival. Chekhov play that European criticism is awarded such epithets as «stunning», «masterful», «fascinating». It’s Mozart’s Opera «the Magic flute» staged by Susan Andrad («1927») and Barry Koski. Performances will take place at the New stage of the Bolshoi theatre on 24, 25 and 26 may. About it reported in a press-service of the festival.

«After 16 tours around the world after our performance looked 73 thousand people, we are happy to participate in the anniversary festival. Chekhov in Moscow — said on the eve of the Moscow premiere, the Director of the «Komische Oper» Philip Bracing. — We brought the show, directed by Barry Koski with the participation of the British company «1927» and are happy to show it in such an important cultural center of Moscow».

The production traveler

The Director of the theatre said that the play was originally created only for the German audience, but after three weeks after the premiere (2012) the production was invited to the United States. After the performance in Moscow «the Magic flute» will be shown in Beijing, Seoul, Philadelphia, and next year will go on a big tour to Japan.

He stressed that in order to accept all these proposals, the theatre was forced to create three separate sets, which travel with the show around the world.

In a new light

«This performance is Mozart’s music and singing will accompany absolutely amazing animated picture, — said Philip Bracing. And our singers and musicians will be performing in front of a huge screen with animation. Such combination of animation, music and singing will present the Opera in a completely new not only for Germany but for the whole world perspective».

The Director did not disclose all of the surprises that await the audience, but hinted that this performance is everything: musical, animation, magic and mystery.

In search of love

«The magic flute» is about finding love and about the diverse forms that this search becomes. Oh, and finally, this story is like the story of Orpheus, — talking about the power of music, music that is able to move mountains and influence the nature,» — says Barry Koski.

According to the Director, the magic flute is not just a musical instrument, is the quintessence of music, which in this case is synonymous with love.

«I think the reason the universal love for this Opera in that it is people see, hear and feel the universal embodiment of all who are looking for love, and the journey that we go again and again» — said Barry Koski.


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