Content: Chu arrives. Interviews. Costumes and Lighting are there! Final corrections. Nervosity mounts. Electric Sheep, Electric Sheep, Baah, Baah! A scene that looks like the 3 astronauts in „Alien“. Takeshi sings from the side.
Markiert: Dennis Russell Davies
The stage orchestra rehearsals are over and now is the last chance to correct things. Do alien sheep dream of electric composers? How many languages are spoken by the production team? Will the audience care? Will somebody get lost crossing the stage?
These questions are not answered by this video. But everything else will. Just trust me.
Press conferences are a staple of any opera premiere. To lighten things up, Carlus opened a bottle of water and emptied it over his head, declaring that he was now an immortal alien. That certainly got the attention of the journalists, but unfortunately I wasn’t quick enough to catch it on film.
The most exciting but also nerve-wracking period of any opera production are the Stage/Orchestra rehearsals, where the singers try to cope with the situation on the stage while lighting and direction are usually frustrated about the many things they still have to work on. It is also the last opportunity to make final decisions about the presentation…
Moritz Eggert Terra Nova oder Das weiße Leben Opera in three acts Libretto by Franzobel and Rainer Mennicken In German with captions Work commissioned by the Landestheater Linz Premiere 26.05.2016 Location Großer Saal Musiktheater Duration 02 hrs. 45 min. Credits Musical director Dennis Russell Davies Takeshi Moriuchi Director Carlus Padrissa...
It’s difficult to describe, but one of the strangest but also gratifying things about being a composer is that you spend hours on end working alone in a little room, and then you send that somewhere. And then you go there, and suddenly hundreds of people have learned what you wrote and try their best to make it happen, to make it come alive.
Or, as Dennis Russell Davies put it to me today: “You should be happy that you gave so many people something of a secure job, at least for a while”.
Besuch beim neuen Opernhaus in Linz: Eine zufällig auf der Straße angesprochene Frau sieht nicht aus wie die typische Opernbesucherin, weiß aber sofort wo wir hin müssen und weist uns den Weg. Direkt in Bahnhofsnähe ragt das imposante felsenartige neue Opernhaus in den oberösterreichischen Himmel. Überall im Haus herrscht Betriebsamkeit – Handwerker schleppen Kabel, Bauarbeiter tragen Zementsäcke, aber die Intendanz ist schon eingezogen, das Opernhaus ist quasi fast schon in Betrieb. An der Pforte werden wir herzlich, fast enthusiastisch begrüßt. Man merkt: alle freuen sich über das neue Haus.