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Opera AMOK, 2016
Opera by Orianne Moretti (libretto and direction) with Music by François Cattin.
Stage Background Art Visual, Drawing Series by Adoka Niitsu.
Photograph by ©2016 Stéphane Audran
Opéra de Reims
Saturday 6 FEB 2016 at 20:30
Opéra de Reims : 13 Rue Chanzy, 51100 Reims, France
L’Heure bleue
Thursday 25 FEB 2016 at 20:15
Friday 26 FEB 2016 at 20:15
TPR-L’Heure bleue Salle de musique : Avenue Léopold-Robert 27, 2300 La Chaux-de-Fonds, Swiss

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AMOK - An opera loosely inspired by the relationship between Alma Mahler and Oskar Kokoschka

In order to write mere initials, the author and stage director Orianne Moretti plunges her quill into a kind of expressionism, full of torsions and ruptures. As a result of her creation, AMOK (combination the initials of Alma Mahler and Oskar Kokoschka) outlines the passions and divisions of a famous couple shaken up by the upheaval at the dawn of the twentieth century.

France for the libretto, Switzerland for the score, Germany for the musical performance: this creation designed for Reims Scènes d’Europe sheds light on the turbulent relationship between two personalities travelling across which also slips on the clatters of the First World War.

With their fragile relationship, Alma Mahler et Oskar Kokoschka show the relation between the creator and his muse and the impact of their intimate passions or external events, to fuel, accelerate, freeze or break inspiration and the creative process.

Expressing an artistic fusion combining writing, musical composition, scenography, choreography, arts, video… AMOK transcribes the tension of the feelings, the souls and beings… before the explosion, with a contemporary vision of the sound and visual space.

Librettist : Orianne MORETTI
Composition : François CATTIN
Music Direction : Nicolas FARINE

Stage Production : Orianne MORETTI
Choreographer : Nans PIERSON
Scenography : Juliette BLONDELLE
Art : Adoka NIITSU
Props : Alain JUTEAU
Lighting : Joël ADAM

Costume : David MESSINGER
Costume Assistant : Madeleine LHOPITALLIER
Hair and Make-up : Fanny JAKUBOWICZ

Dramaturgy Assistant : Daniela BECKER
Lighting Assistant, Assistant Stage Production : Michel CABRERA
Assistant Choreographer : Florine CLA

Distribution :
Alma : Sophie ANGEBAULT
Oskar : Till FECHNER
Le père d’Alma :Dan POPESCU
Alma jeune fille : Magali ARNAULT-STANCZAK
La mère d’Oskar : Christine TOCCI
La sculptrice : Julia KNECHT
L’amie : Laure SLABIAK
Le biologiste : Nicolas ZIELINSKI
L’homme engagé : Humberto AYERBE PINO
L’homme à la bille rouge :Sébastien OBRECHT
Le compositeur : Vlad CROSMAN
Le médecin : David ORTEGA
L’homme laid : Julien VERONESE

Orchestra :KNM Berlin
Krajka Raphael, pianiste chanteur
Rebecca Lenton, flûte
Gudrun Reschke, hautbois/cor anglais
Horia Dumitrache, clarinette
Alexandre Babel, percussion
Pascal Viglino, percussion
Frank Gutschmidt, piano
Nathalie Amstutz, harpe
Christine Paté, accordeon
Theodor Flindell, violon
Michael Yokas, violon
Kirstin Maria Pientka, alto
Cosima Gerhardt, violoncelle
John Eckhardt, contrebasse

Coproduction :
Festival Reims Scène d'Europe
Opéra de Reims
Jeune Opéra Compagnie
Correspondances Compagnie
TPR — Centre neuchâtelois des arts vivants,La Chaux-de-Fonds

Création mondiale en février 2016 à l'Opéra de Reims.
Cette création a reçu le Label Centenaire l'incluant dans le calendrier officiel des commémorations de la Guerre 14-18 pour le Centenaire de la Première Guerre Mondiale.

RTS Radio Television Swiss : Radio program "Magma" by Yves Bron, Guest : Nicolas Farine

Opera AMOK