OPERA

THE MYTH OF POSSESSION

THE MYTH OF POSSESSION (MEXICO AURA)

 

Two young authors receive a commission for a play. They work their way through Richard Wagner's "Ring of the Nibelung" until they break free from this overpowering constraint to write their own text. They decisively tear away from their original, from heteronormative thinking. There they are - on stage with their characters. Di and Eule, who do not fit at all into Wagner's scheme of binaries and mythical figures. Alpha bundles all the masculine attributions of Wotan, Siegfried, and the other "power-stroking" heroes into one template-like role. Dolly is his female counterpart. Together, both authors throw their characters into a terrarium. In this experiment behind glass, entrenched stereotypes negotiate their effectiveness on an equal basis - without biography, without social status, without prior mutual obligations.

Lyrics by Diana Syrse and Aleksi Barrière

Libretto by Eva Hibernia and John von Düffel

Dramaturgy by Bernhard Glocksin and Albert Tola

Stage direction by Christopher Roman

Music by Diana Syrse

Musical direction/conductor Melissa Panlasigui

Costumes by Rebekka Dornhege Reyes

With Ana Schwedhelm, Diana Syrse and Justus Wilcken

With Ensemble Zafraan

First performance by the Secession Orchestra conducted by Clément Mao-Takacs

Produced by the Neuköllner Oper and the Humboldt Forum Berlin

2019-2022

Published by RICORDI Berlin