The Making of Berlin
Yves Degryse / BERLIN
EUR 35 / 30 / 25 / 15
English, German, Dutch and Russian, with German and English surtitles
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1 hr, 50 min.
This event is in the past
Dates
3 June
Monday
Time 8pm
 
4 June
Tuesday
Time 8pm
 
5 June
Wednesday
Time 8pm
 
3 June
Monday
Time 8pm
 
4 June
Tuesday
Time 8pm
 
5 June
Wednesday
Time 8pm
 
© Koen Broos
© Koen Broos
© Koen Broos
© Koen Broos

In 1945, as bombs were falling on Berlin, the Berlin Philharmonic’s orchestra attendant Friedrich Mohr had a dream of one last performance. He assembled the musicians in bunkers to play Richard Wagner’s Götterdämmerung for radio broadcast throughout Berlin. However, the transmission was interrupted. Inspired by Mohr’s story, Belgian theatre group BERLIN together with radio station Klara, the Opera Ballet Vlaanderen orchestra and actor Martin Wuttke attempted to realise the failed endeavour in the here and now. Their research for the project – which is documented by filmmaker Fien Leysen – has, however, uncovered more and more incongruities in Mohr’s tale. In the combination with live music, the boundaries between fiction and documentary, video and live performance are blurred. It is a stirring play full of surprising twist and turns.

Artistic Team

Direction Yves Degryse With Yves Degryse, Koen Goossens, Jonathan van der Beck (Horn) and on film Friedrich Mohr, Martin Wuttke, Stefan Lennert, Werner Buchholz, Alisa Tomina, Krijn Thijs, Chantal Pattyn, Symphonic Orchestra Opera Ballet Vlaanderen, Alejo Pérez, Caroline Große, Michael Becker, Claire Hoofwijk, Alejandro Urrutia, Marek Burák, Marvyn Pettina, Farnaz Emamverdi Video, Editing Geert De Vleesschauwer, Fien Leysen, Yves Degryse Scenography Manu Siebens Musical Composition, Mixing Peter Van Laerhoven Music film Peter Van Laerhoven, Tim Coenen, Symphonic Orchestra Opera Ballet Vlaanderen Musical direction Alejo Pérez

Production

Production BERLIN Coproduction DE SINGEL (Antwerp), le CENTQUATRE-PARIS, Opera Ballet Vlaanderen (Antwerp), VIERNULVIER (Ghent), C-TAKT (Limburg), Theaterfestival Boulevard (Den Bosch), Berliner Festspiele Supported by the Flemish Government, Sabam for Culture, Tax Shelter of the Belgian federal government via Flanders Tax Shelter

Premiere May 2022, DE SINGEL (Antwerpen)

Past projects

Wiener Festwochen 2011 Tagfish
Wiener Festwochen 2015 Perhaps All The Dragons

Age recommendation

14+

Q & A

4 June, following the performance

Acknowledgement

The performances in Vienna are supported by AK Wien.

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