Olga Neuwirth

Autour des compositeurs
Wiener Staatsoper - Vienne (Autriche)
Samedi 14 Décembre 2019
Olga Neuwirth



CONDUCTOR Matthias Pintscher
LIBRETTO Catherine Filloux
DIRECTOR Karoline Gruber
VIDEO Will Duke
LIGHTING Ulrich Schneider
DRAMATURG Alexander Meier-Dörzenbach
Helga Utz

Orlando Kate Lindsey
Narrator Fiona Shaw
Angel Eric Jurenas
Queen/Purity/Friend of Orlando's child Constance Hauman
Sasha/Chastity Agneta Eichenholz
Shelmerdine/Green Leigh Melrose
Orlando's child Justin Vivian Bond

Olga Neuwirth’s music theatre opens a door into the realm of what has been simultaneously experienced, read and heard, of what is known and felt – in other words, into the realm of fiction shaped by memories. “Ever since I was a child I have been interested in everything from the arts to politics, from the sciences to human psychology (…) I have let myself be inspired by the small and big things that the world has to offer, by the wonderful diversity of life, and I see this reflected in Orlando. For it is a love of oddities, of the paradoxical, the grotesque, virtuosity, exaltation and exaggeration that are the essence of this fictional biography, which aims to create a new morphology of narration. At all times it is also about (…) a sophisticated and highly subtle form of sexual attraction that rejects being pigeonholed in any one gender. As well as about refusing to be patronised and treated in a condescending manner – something that continually happens to women, with no end in sight.”