Barocco
Kirill Serebrennikov
EUR 90 / 75 / 55 / 45 / 35 / 25 / 15 / 7,50 / 4 (standing room)
German (texts with English surtitles using the Handyapp Burgtheater PROMPT), Lyrics in various languages.
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2 hrs 15 min
This event is in the past
Dates
19 May
Sunday
Time 7pm
 
20 May
Monday
Time 7pm
 
21 May
Tuesday
Time 7pm
 
19 May
Sunday
Time 7pm
 
20 May
Monday
Time 7pm
 
21 May
Tuesday
Time 7pm
 
© Fabian Hammerl
© Fabian Hammerl
© Fabian Hammerl
© Fabian Hammerl

Under house arrest, Russian director Kirill Serebrennikov began in 2018 to develop a musical manifesto for freedom. Setting out from real acts of resistance against various systems, such as the Parisian student protests of 1968 and Jan Palach’s self-immolation in protest against the Soviet invasion, Barocco is a synthesis of opera, theatre and dance. At its centre are music and Baroque arias by Bach, Monteverdi, Handel, Rameau, Vivaldi and others: the triumph of excessive beauty, that which is special and unique and rarely finds its place in the world. It takes the very original meaning of the word baroque: an irregular, crooked pearl that will not quite fit a necklace. Barocco is a manifesto for an artistic uprising against a world that is in danger of suffocating at hand of its societies’ constraints.

Artistic Team

Direction, Staging, Costume Kirill Serebrennikov Composition, Arrangements, Musical direction Daniil Orlov Choreography Ivan Estegneev, Evgeny Kulagin Video Ilya Shagalov Light design Sergej Kuchar Sound design Hendrik Glax Sven Baumelt Dramaturgy Joachim Lux Personal assistance Anna Shalashova Direction assistance Ekaterina Kostiukova, Julian Hübner Assistance stage design Elena Bulochnikova Assistance costumes Clara Strasser Direction choir rehearsing Uschi Krosch Musical dramaturgical research Laurenz Wannenmacher With Odin Biron (Tenor, Counter tenor: artist, Andy 5, Jan Palach), Felix Knopp (Baritone: burned out journalist, Andy 1, i.a.), Tilo Werner (Tenor: electrician, father, former student, Andy 4, clown, i.a.), Svetlana Mamresheva (Soprano: woman (blonde), student 1, bride 1, grace 3, wife of the journalist, woman in black, i.a.), Yang Ge (Soprano: woman (brunette), student 2, bride 2, girl on the tree), Victoria Trauttmansdorff (rich elder woman, mother, grace 2), Jovey (Tenor: street singer), Daniil Orlov (Piano: young man), Nadezhda Pavlova (Soprano: passer-by, fury, grace 1, supernatural diva), and a puppet (sovereign) Dancers Polina Sonis, Tirza Ben Zvi, Steven Fast, Yorgos Michelakis, Davide Troiani Music Daniil Orlov (Keyboard, Piano), Andreas Dopp (Electric guitar), Eleni Granitza (Electric bass), Benjamin Stanko (Trumpet), Niclas Rotermund (Drums), Marina Reshetova (Violin 1), Andrej Böttcher (Violin 2), Anatol Yarosh (Viola), Nariman Akbarov (Violoncello), Tair Turganov Choir Anna-Katharina Lubrich, Vanessa Zorn (Alto), Dominik Fleck (Tenor), Michael Pehle (Bass) Extras Anke Bautzmann, Maximilian Drehsen, Johannes Herrmann, Moritz Hübner, Helene Lange, Miriam Paustian, Iván Ruge, Linda Schnackenberg, Paul Smollich, Nele Wulf

Production

Production Thalia Theater (Hamburg) Coproduction Elbphilharmonie Hamburg Supported by Michael Otto Stiftung und der Freunde des Thalia Theater

Premiere
December 2018, Gogol Center (Moskau), May 2023, Thalia Theater (Hamburg)

Past projects

Wiener Festwochen 2004 Terrorizm – Terrorismus (forumfestwochen)
Wiener Festwochen 2015 Tote Seelen

Please note

Strobe effects and loud gunshots will be used during the performance.

Age recommendation

14+

English surtitling

via subtitle app Burgtheater PROMPT.

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