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The little lives

World premiere on May 8, 2022; Utopia, Munich

- In English with German surtitles -
Ann Cleare
Composition
A. L. Kennedy
Libretto
Christiane Pohle
Directing
Charlotte Pistorius
Set and costume design
Iva Ivanova
Assistant set and costume design
Aram Khlief
Sound/Click Track
Malte Ubenauf
Dramaturgy
Barbara Westernach
Lighting design
At the wrong place at the wrong time. This (or something similar) is a summary of the starting situation A. L. Kennedy confronts her characters with in her first music theater libretto. At the beginning of "The Little Lives," which will be set to music by the young Irish composer Ann Cleare, winner of the Ernst von Siemens award, the circumstances still appear to be harmless and coincidental: In a public space in a city in Scotland, Sarah, Paul, and the married couple Andrea and Thomas, independent of each other, go to their favorite spot to relax. Nothing indicates this venture could take an unusual course. Then, however, another person shows up, a man who says he is a superordinate authority. Referring to his authority, he starts to regulate them and to manipulate their personal as well as political convictions. The oasis of leisure time seems more and more to be a "dead end" - a blind alley without a chance to turn around and leave. Written in a time when the United Kingdom was starting to detach itself from the European Union, A. L. Kennedy creates a nightmarish scenario about the destructive effectiveness of selective influence and the gradual disappearance of the attractions within the family, among friends, and in society.

DATES
08.05.22
19:30
Utopia
Tickets
09.05.22
19:30
Utopia
Tickets
10.05.22
19:30
Utopia
Tickets
11.05.22
19:30
Utopia
Tickets

Cast
Christopher Robson
Park ranger
Peyee Chen
Andrea
John Pumphrey
Thomas
Annette Schönmüller
Sarah
Peter Brathwaite
Paul

Beteiligte
Helen Bledsoe
Flute
Peter Veale
Oboe
Marco Blaauw
Trompet
Christine Chapman
French Horn
Melvyn Poore
Tuba
Dirk Rothbrust
Percussion
Sara Cubarsi
Violin
Dirk Wietheger
Cello


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