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OPERAtion Orfeo -Myth, Memory and perception



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Operation : Orfeo is a musical work that draws on the basic principles of visual art. A reconceptualisation of the opera genre. Causal and dramaturgic sequence in libretto and music is replaced by a series of tableaux and compositions informed by purely visual and auditive principles rather than by dramatic modes of narration. The performance is a visual interpretation which comes to rediscover the basic elements of traditional opera.

The myth about Orpheus' journey to the underworld is not retold in a direct way. The libretto is a sensuous flow of words performed as symphonic a cappella singing. Like a glowing poem it dives into the fluid, colorful and shady underworld of the ocean to re-emerge at the Roof of the World in the middle of a death cult being performed.

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