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  Theaterkrant  // ★★★★   //   The staging is raw, minimalistic and direct, so that every scene touches viewer directly. Chapeau!   

Theaterkrant // ★★★★ // The staging is raw, minimalistic and direct, so that every scene touches viewer directly. Chapeau!

 

 Operfront's first world premiere!  Caliban is a chamber opera written by the adventurous composer Moritz Eggert, based on the character of the same name from Shakespeare’s play The Tempest. A fairytale about power that raises questions about the monsters of our time.  In a society ruled by success, beauty, talent and fame, there is little scope for the underdog; for someone who has never made it and probably never will. Caliban is the ultimate anti-hero. After being abandoned in the forest as a child, he leads a life of slavery. He has a huge inferiority complex, is not very smart and fails in his attempt to free himself. The sensitive monster Caliban has many different sides to him. He is both victim and perpetrator. He craves power, yet is a lonely child in search of love. He fights against the oppression of slavery, is tortured and then freed. He finds his God, plots his revenge and is captured and humiliated once again. In short, he is the very essence of opera material.               

Operfront's first world premiere!

Caliban is a chamber opera written by the adventurous composer Moritz Eggert, based on the character of the same name from Shakespeare’s play The Tempest. A fairytale about power that raises questions about the monsters of our time.

In a society ruled by success, beauty, talent and fame, there is little scope for the underdog; for someone who has never made it and probably never will. Caliban is the ultimate anti-hero. After being abandoned in the forest as a child, he leads a life of slavery. He has a huge inferiority complex, is not very smart and fails in his attempt to free himself. The sensitive monster Caliban has many different sides to him. He is both victim and perpetrator. He craves power, yet is a lonely child in search of love. He fights against the oppression of slavery, is tortured and then freed. He finds his God, plots his revenge and is captured and humiliated once again. In short, he is the very essence of opera material.

 

 

 

 

 

 Photography // Hans van den Boogaard

Photography // Hans van den Boogaard

  Composition //  Moritz Eggert   Libretto //  Peter te Nuyl      Conductor //  Steven Sloane   Director //  Lotte de Beer   Scenography | Costume design //  Clement & Sanôu   Light design //  Maarten Warmerdam      Orchestra //  ASKO|Schönberg      Caliban //  Michael Wilmering   Miranda/Trinculo //  Alexandra Flood   Stephano/Ferdinand //  Timothy Fallon   Prospero //  Alexander Oliver

Composition // Moritz Eggert

Libretto // Peter te Nuyl

 

Conductor // Steven Sloane

Director // Lotte de Beer

Scenography | Costume design // Clement & Sanôu

Light design // Maarten Warmerdam

 

Orchestra // ASKO|Schönberg

 

Caliban // Michael Wilmering

Miranda/Trinculo // Alexandra Flood

Stephano/Ferdinand // Timothy Fallon

Prospero // Alexander Oliver

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