45% choral music
The old is no more, the new not yet tangible: the forty young singers of the world-touring Slovene ensemble Vocal Theatre Carmina Slovenica – all between ten and twenty years old – confront us energetically with stories and questions concerning the farewell to childhood. Between sovereignity and dependency, their games only appear harmless. In the texts ranging from Joseph Eichendorff to Marlen Haushofer, they are constantly testing their own position and adjusting the balance of power amongst themselves and in relation to us, the audience.
The new piece by Heiner Goebbels examines the upheaval in the lives of the young women in exciting pictures, that are also perspectives of the massive social and political upheaval in the region from which they come from. Following the changing seasons, Heiner Goebbels weaves the choral music of this renowned ensemble from Graz’s neighbouring city Maribor, that is this year’s European Capital of Culture, with partisan songs from Tito’s era, classical and pop music and his own compositions, to create a grand evening of music theatre.
Concept, direction and music Heiner Goebbels
With Maja Ambrož, Ana Arnejčič, Tia Kaja Bečič, Tamara Bočnik, Saša Borec, Mojca Borko, Neža Borkovič, Barbara Breznik, Špela Brvar, Jasmina Črnčič, Danaja Dvornik, Eva Germ, Anja Gostenčnik, Staša Gostenčnik, Kaja Gril Rogina, Sintija Habjanič, Nina Hanžič, Nastja Anastazija Karlovčec, Nika Kralj, Alja Lačen, Alenka Lavrenčič, Petra Lazar,Maja Lorber, Mojca Merc, Ana Novak, Sergeja Pavalec, Nika Pečovnik, Nataša Martina Pintarič, Nina Pušenjak, Aina Reljič, Sara Ritonija, Ana Sandrin, Ana Studen, Jera Topolovec, Neža Vasle, Anja Vinkovič, Mojca Zidarič, Anja Žnidar & Sara Žolger
Artistic direction Vocal Theatre Carmina Slovenica Karmina Šilec
Stage and lighting Klaus Grünberg
Costumes Florence von Gerkan
Choreography Florian Bilbao
Dramaturgy Matthias Mohr
Sound design Willi Bopp
Assistance direction and production direction Fanny Frohnmeyer"
Assistance stage Monika Morsbach
Assistance costume Julia Wannek
Subtitle manager Matthias Mohr
Publishing house G. Ricordi & Co Bühne und Musikverlag GmbH München
Music Johannes Brahms, Heiner Goebbels, Sarah Hopkins, Lojze Lebič, Arne Mellnäs, Karin Rehnquist, Arnold Schönberg, Karmina Šilec & The Bird and the Bee, et. al.
Texts Jean-Jaques Rousseau, Joseph Eichendorff, Adalbert Stifter, Gertrude Stein, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Marlen Haushofer & Ian McEwan