Wider das Verlöschen

A Wagner project in two episodes
wider das verlöschen

Wider das Verlöschen · Against extinction
This is the story of a man who longs to be remembered after his own death.
after his own death. Only in the spirit of future generations does he believe he can live forever. One day, death surprises him in the form of a woman who tells him that his lifetime is over. She wants to take him to another world. He asks for a reprieve and embarks on a wild journey: He soars to become a leading politician; he attempts to create masterpieces of art; he rises to become a religious leader. In three ways, he braces himself against being forgotten, accepts many injuries. The woman accompanies him, is a counterpart to him with her own history, is partner, stranger and seductress. Will he succeed in giving his existence a lasting, deep meaning?
Along the path the evening takes, musical traces of Beethoven, Mahler and the resonant Orientalism of Gurdjieff & De-Hartmann emerge alongside Wagner. A chamber ensemble accompanies the tenor and mezzo-soprano on their journey into the interior.

Musical direction: Tobias Drewelius · Gustav Kollmann
Concept, design & staging: Haitham Assem Tantawy
Arrangement for chamber ensemble: Haosi Howard Chen · Rick Stengaards · Andreas N. Tarkmann
Stage design & costumes: Matthias Kronfuss
Dramaturgy: Filippo Romanello
Leon de la Guardia, tenor
Luise von Garnier, mezzo-soprano
Instrumentalists of the Karlsruhe University of Music
Repetition Bernard Bagger · Hana Kang
Project supervision: Prof. Andrea Raabe · Prof. Dr. Stephan Mösch

Wider das Verlöschen is the final production of Haitham Assem Tantawy in the Master MusicTheatreDirecting course at the Karlsruhe University of Music

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Eventtype: Musiktheater & Oper · Music Theatre & Opera
20. April · 07:30 PM
CampusOne · Marstall

Am Schloss Gottesaue 7 · 76131 Karlsruhe

10 € - 5 € (reduced)
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