Kiez Oper is BACK with a four night run 27/28/29/30 June of fully-staged, immersive performances. We present Händel’s rarely performed ‘Il trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno’ (The Triumph of Time & Truth). Featuring an international, world class cast of singers, musicians, artists and producers – All for the price of entry to a club.
In contemporary Berlin, a city of constant flux, the timeless themes of coming to terms with one’s true self whilst facing the inevitability of change and the ravages of time seem more relevant than ever.
We follow the journey of Bellezza (Beauty) down the rabbit hole on an adventure of discovery through surreal worlds, in which she encounters curious characters manifesting as allegorical concepts.
Pleasure, Time and Disenchantment all attempt to charm and corrupt Beauty on her journey…
‚Time is cruel only to those who believe in him…’
An afterparty with music and drinks will occur after the shows which we encourage you to stay for.
Kiez Oper’s mission statement:
Kiez Oper’s aim is to bring opera into the 21st Century.
Performing up-close, to uninitiated audiences in unexpected venues.
Featuring the highest quality artists and performers.
Untraditional, modern, exciting and at a price everyone can afford.
High quality, high drama, high art. For everyone.
Cast and creative team:
Bellezza / Beauty – Martha Eason (Komische Oper)
Piacere / Pleasure – Julia Dawson (Oper Frankfurt)
Tempo / Time – Adrian Strooper (Komische Oper)
Disinganno / Disenchantment – Rowan Hellier (Staatsoper Berlin)
Director: Julia Burbach (Royal Opera House, Covent Garden)
Conductor: Benjamin Bayl (Wiener Staatsoper, Berlin Staatsoper)
Design: Cécile Trémolières
Movement: Jo Meredith
Musical preparation: Andrew Crooks (Komische Oper, Deutsche Oper)
Alex J. Eccleston (Bad Bruises)
Plus full baroque ensemble and a motley crew of characters occupying the space pre-performance.