In the organizer's words:
While we human beings try harder and harder to gain control over all areas of life, little importance is attached to the coincidence of unexpected encounters or to fate. At their annual ritual of divinations, the three goddesses of fate get to feel this firsthand: Clotho, the goddess of night, has always spun the thread of fate. Lachesis, the goddess of day, measures it for all time. But Atropos, the clairvoyant of the three, who cuts the thread of life, prophesies the downfall of mankind - this time for real! And instead of determining the fates of mankind as usual, the three sisters suddenly have to deal with their own existence and the meaning of their work in this always the same place of eternity. As the goddess world of the three sisters is about to collapse, the three must decide: Do they want to fall together - or alone?
Jelena Vuksanovic and Andys Skordis, winners of the BERLINER OPERNPREIS comPOSITION 2022, were commissioned to create a work especially for the Neuköllner Opera for the special days around the change of the year. Jelena Vuksanovic processes mainly Slavic myths in her libretto, in addition to the more familiar Greek tales. Andys Skordis, who recently performed at the Greek National Opera, in Hamburg (among others at Kampnagel) and in The Hague, creates a large, impressive sound space with extensive percussion, guitar and electronics, in which the three female voices are interwoven. Between archaic rhythms, mystical chanting and electronic contrasts, the audience gradually becomes part of the ritual and the decision: Do I choose freedom, strangeness, adventure? Or the security of the known forever?
Polly Ott, Sophie Catherin and Caroline Schnitzer as well as the musicians Andys Skordis (live electronics, guitar, synthesizer) and Exdoxia Filippou (percussion).
COMPOSITION AND MUSICAL DIRECTION Andys Skordis TEXT Jelena Vuksanovic INSTRUCTION Miriam Götz DESIGN Charlotte Morache DRAMATURGY, LEKTORAT, TRANSLATION Änne-Marthe Kühn
First performance on December 7, 2023
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