Snuff-Box. Opera-simulacrum


14.02.2012, 19:00 Tuesday

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Program: [Context of the visual]

Place: National Centre for Contemporary Arts, the small hall

Moderator: [Maria Punina]

Participants: [Anatoly Pereslegin], [Yury Valenkov], [Elena Tsaregorodtseva], [Alexander Shaverdyan ]

Mini-Operas by Anatoly Pereslegin take a boundary position between the theater and opera performances as such. They are constructed in the traditions of expressionism and include Berlin cabaret imagery of 1920’s and “estrangement effect” of Bertolt Brecht’s theater (“Berliner Ensemble”).

Created in the current sound system with a melodic base mini-operas by Pereslegin follow the principles of classical opera and yet their dramaturgy is similar to the absurd theater, revealing the complexity of contemporary human relationship with the environments. Each opera is based on the integral principle of the organic combination of performance, “prepared sound” and video projections.

Elena Tsaregorodtseva – soprano
Ivan Zhmayev - tenor
Yury Valenkov – baritone
Anatoly Pereslegin – music, video
Alexander Shaverdyan - libretto

Co-organizer: Möbius’ Dogs Opera partnership

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