Staatstheater

Ensembles of the Luzerner Theater and the Lucerne Festival Contemporary Orchestra (LFCO) et al.

Kagel

Sun, 05.09. | 16.00

Luzerner Theater


Tickets available starting 23 August exclusively from the Luzerner Theater: t +41 (0)41 228 14 14

Summer Festival

10.08.-12.09. 2021

 

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    Staatstheater

    Ensembles of the Luzerner Theater and the Lucerne Festival Contemporary Orchestra (LFCO) et al.

    Ensemble of the Lucerne Theatre  
    Ensemble of the Lucerne Festival Contemporary Orchestra (LFCO)  
    Stefan Schreiber  musical direction
    Lydia Steier  staging
    Sophia Schneider  set and costumes
    Barbara Lenartz  set and costumes
    Jennifer Mosen  set and costumes
    Mauricio Kagel (1931–2008)
    Staatstheater
    staged composition for singers, actors, dancers, and instrumentalists

    Swiss premiere 

    A co-production of the Luzerner Theater with Lucerne Festival

    The premiere of Staatstheater 50 years ago at the Hamburg State Opera was scandalous: the Argentinean-German composer Mauricio Kagel breaks with many theatrical traditions on the grand state opera stage and instead of telling a straightforward story makes playing and the theatrical apparatus itself the subject. The master of instrumental theater brings instrumentalists, singers, and chorus together in a large-scale composition that must be reassembled in each performance from a kind of scene construction kit. If in the 1970s the piece had an aura of iconoclasm and turmoil, today we can see Staatstheater as a celebration of the possibilities of theater. At the start of Ina Karr’s directorship at the Luzerner Theater, the stage director Lydia Steier will illuminate all of these possibilities with her team and the ensembles in a large collage: urban space and stage space will blur, as opera characters appear in unusual contexts. And Kagelian non-sense meets ghosts from the rich tradition of theater. 

    With friendly support of the Arthur Waser Foundation

    Additional performances until 19 September
    Detailed information at luzernertheater.ch