Monday, 21 January 2013
Rodolfo, io voglio dirti un mio pensier profondo
For his second production at the Kammeroper, Australian baritone Ben Connor once again nobly ditches his pants for the sake of opera. La bohème opens tonight and is given in a 90-minute adaptation which uses Jonathan Dove’s chamber orchestra reduction overlaid with music by Turkish composer Sinem Altan and Turkish-German DJ İpek İpekçioğlu. The production is directed by former Konwitschny assistant Lotte de Beer, who, inspired by her experiences as a drama student, has crafted a satirical vignette of bobo trustafarians whose countercultural artistic pretensions are belied by their privileged backgrounds. Performances run until February 24.
Image credit: Barbara Zeininger