AUFZEICHNUNGEN AUS DEM KELLERLOCH

THE AUDIENCE AT THE MISCHANLAGE IN ESSEN IS INVITED TO MAKE ITS WAY STEP BY STEP »UNDERGROUND« IN ORDER TO WITNESS THIS BRAVURA MONOLOGUE OVER TEA AND VODKA.

ABOUT THE PRODUCTION

OPER IN DREI AKTEN
Libretto vom Komponisten Leoš Janáček nach Fjodor Michailowitsch Dostojewskis Aufzeichnungen aus einem Totenhaus

One person, seemingly embittered but highly intelligent, articulates their independence from the course of events. Their exaggerated and highly strung awareness of the state of the world has led them to become inactive. Desperate, comic, painful and full of contradictions, we can see them as representative of our time. Nina Hoss immerses herself in the stream of thought of this psychological masterpiece and follows its whirling and sidestepping sentences down into the depths of human pessimism.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky described human misery and humanity’s vain search for itself like practically no other writer. We encounter this author twice at this year’s festival; in the novel on which Janáček based his opera Aus einem Totenhaus and in this early short story which heralded the principal phase of his creative output and which touches upon the full spectrum of philosophical problems addressed in his five great novels.… mehr…

2023

  • A production of the Ruhrtriennale.
  • Author Fjodor Dostojewski
  • Director Barbara Frey
  • Set Design, Costume Bettina Meyer
  • Sound Design, Composition Alex Silva
  • Lighting Design Ulrich Schneider
  • Dramaturgy Judith Gerstenberg
  • Assistant Set Design Samuel Herger
  • Assistant Director Mechthild Harnischmacher
  • Maskdesign: Pia Norberg
  • With Nina Hoss

Impressionen

All photographs: © Matthias Horn, Ruhrtriennale 2023

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