Be My Superstar

Tue. 11/02/2020 - 10:00
Opera Ballet Vlaanderen, Antwerpen
Tue. 11/02/2020 - 13:30
Opera Ballet Vlaanderen, Antwerpen
Wed. 12/02/2020 - 20:00
Opera Ballet Vlaanderen, Antwerpen
Thu. 13/02/2020 - 13:30
Opera Ballet Vlaanderen, Antwerpen

Be My Superstar

MUSIC THEATRE

One glass box. Big.
People in an open space. Dancing.
The background: galvanizing beats.
No stage, no chairs,…
Awkward inconvenience?

The interactive opera Be My Superstar is a collaboration between director Alexandra Lacroix and composer Šimon Voseček. The performance — for everyone above 14 — is based on Yann Verburgh’s H.S. tragédies ordinaires, a touching text about bullying. Sooner or later, from nearby or at a distance, it affects young and old.

The omnipresence of social media, in time as well as in space, hardly leaves any room for escape. Lacroix and Voseček translate everyday harassment in word, image and music thus confronting us with the banality of the violence we are all capable of.
Where does violence originate? Where does it feed? Where does it emerge ? How long do we keep on watching or enduring before taking action? Spectator and performer, bully and victim, all seem interchangeable in a powerful, physical show that leaves traces.

Program

Credits

concept & stage direction
Alexandra Lacroix

composition
Šimon Voseček (°1978)

libretto
gebaseerd op H.S. tragédies ordinaires (Yann Verburgh)

adaptation libretto
Aïda Gabriels, Alexandra Lacroix

soloists
Astrid Stockman, sopraan
Logan Lopez Gonzalez, contratenor

musical performance
SPECTRA
Pieter Jansen (violin), Anna Jalving (viola), Hanna Kölbel (cello), Cédric De Bruycker (clarinet)

video
Franziska Guggenbichler-Beck

dramaturgy
Aïda Gabriels

scenography
Mathieu Lorry-Dupuy

costumes
Céline Perrigon

production
LOD muziektheater

coproduction
Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Operosa Festival Montenegro, Helsinki Festival, Cie MPDA - Alexandra Lacroix, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, SPECTRA, Snape Maltings Aldeburgh & Opera Ballet Vlaanderen

In coöperation with Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
With the support of the TAX Shelter maatregel van de Belgische Federale overheid, enoa: Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, la Fondation Orange tax shelter partner Flanders Tax Shelter

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Pers
Review of "Be My Superstar" on august 21 and 22, 2019 Operosa Montenegro Opera Festival, Herceg Novi (ME)

Andere speeldata

Tue. 28.01.2020, 10:00
Wed. 29.01.2020, 20:00
Thu. 30.01.2020, 13:00
Sat. 11/04/2020