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MO TU WE TH FR SA SU
01 02
StaatenHaus Saal 1 / 7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
UN BALLO IN MASCHERA
03
StaatenHaus Saal 3 / 11:30 a.m. - 12:35 p.m.
PÜNKTCHEN UND ANTON
04
Stadtbibliothek Köln am Neumarkt / 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Spurensuche Oper - Giuseppe Verdi "Ein Maskenball"
StaatenHaus Maskenstatt / 10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Whoosh
StaatenHaus Saal 3 / 11:30 a.m. - 12:35 p.m.
PÜNKTCHEN UND ANTON
StaatenHaus Saal 3 / 12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Plausch am Bühnenrand
StaatenHaus Saal 1 / 7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
UN BALLO IN MASCHERA
05
StaatenHaus Saal 2 / 6:00 p.m. - 9:10 p.m.
L'INCORONAZIONE DI POPPEA
06 07
StaatenHaus Saal 3 / 11:30 a.m. - 12:35 p.m.
PÜNKTCHEN UND ANTON
08
StaatenHaus Saal 3 / 11:30 a.m. - 12:35 p.m.
PÜNKTCHEN UND ANTON
09
StaatenHaus Saal 2 / 6:00 p.m. - 9:10 p.m.
L'INCORONAZIONE DI POPPEA
10
StaatenHaus Saal 1 / 7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
UN BALLO IN MASCHERA
11 12
StaatenHaus Saal 2 / 6:00 p.m. - 9:10 p.m.
L'INCORONAZIONE DI POPPEA
13 14 15
StaatenHaus Saal 2 / 7:30 p.m. - 10:40 p.m.
L'INCORONAZIONE DI POPPEA
16
StaatenHaus Saal 1 / 7:30 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
Ten Duets on a Theme of Rescue / Minus 16 / Bedtime Story
17
StaatenHaus Saal 1 / 7:30 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
Ten Duets on a Theme of Rescue / Minus 16 / Bedtime Story
18
StaatenHaus Saal 2 / 7:30 p.m. - 10:40 p.m.
L'INCORONAZIONE DI POPPEA
19
20
StaatenHaus Saal 2 / 4:00 p.m. - 7:10 p.m.
L'INCORONAZIONE DI POPPEA
21 22
StaatenHaus Saal 2 / 7:30 p.m. - 10:40 p.m.
L'INCORONAZIONE DI POPPEA
23 24
StaatenHaus Saal 2 / 7:30 p.m. - 10:40 p.m.
L'INCORONAZIONE DI POPPEA
25 26
StaatenHaus Saal 2 / 4:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
L'INCORONAZIONE DI POPPEA
27 28
Foyer Depot / 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Fortbildungsangebot Neuland: "Easy Peasy"
29
StaatenHaus Saal 2 / 7:30 p.m. - 10:40 p.m.
L'INCORONAZIONE DI POPPEA
30
StaatenHaus Saal 2 / 6:00 p.m. - 9:10 p.m.
L'INCORONAZIONE DI POPPEA
31

Ondřej Adámek

INES

Opera with a prologue and five pictures
Libretto by Katharina Schmitt
World Premiere

Sun /
jun 24
StaatenHaus Saal 3 / 6:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. / Uraufführung / 35 € - 50 €
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Introduction 30 Minutes before the start of the performance in Saal 3.

SYNOPSIS

A young man, a woman dying of an unexplained illness, characters possessed by strange voices – a love story and the world after a nuclear disaster.

Based on the INES scale, which is used to determine incidents in nuclear power plants (International Nuclear and Radiological Event Scale), the composer Ondrˇej Adámek and the librettist & director Katharina Schmitt develop with "INES”, their second joint work, an opera that takes place at the Anthropocene epoch.

O is filled with an irrepressible grief because his lover E is dead. He can no longer hear her, no longer remember her face and would like to become a shadow himself.

The Orpheus myth, which established the genre of opera itself with Monteverdi's "L'Orfeo", also tells one of the most touching love stories of all time – the story of Orpheus, who loses his lover Eurydice to the realm of shadows, but succeeds in conquering plants and animals, even the gods, with his song and brings Eurydice out of the underworld. On his way back to the light, Orpheus, despite a prohibition, turns to Eurydice and loses her a second time.

Between absolute silence and deafening noise, nuclear winter and heat, glaring light and absolute darkness, the characters in "INES" sing about human limits and the difficulties of overcoming them. Ondrˇej Adámek enables us to hear how the human voice, indeed all human senses, change as a result of the nuclear accident, how O finds his way from a speaking to a singing voice and E disintegrates into the sea of voices in the afterlife. The unity of place and time also seems to be dissolved; the lovers separated from each other forever. For while O exists in the linear time of the living, E is absorbed in the timelessness of the dead and must watch her body become an immobile and transparent shell.

Conceived as a large choral opera, "INES" reveals beyond the principle of the individual, how catastrophes have always directly affected us as a collective and how themes such as memory, trauma, oblivion and death are constantly repeated.

CAST AND CREATIVES

Musikalische Leitung Ondřej Adámek / Inszenierung Katharina Schmitt / Bühne & Kostüme Patricia Talacko / Licht Nicol Hungsberg / Video Rebecca Riedel / Chorleitung Rustam Samedov / Dramaturgie Svenja Gottsmann /

O (Orpheus)
E (Eurydike)
Doppelgängerin von E / Girl of Hiroshima 1
Doppelgängerin von E / Girl of Hiroshima 2
Doppelgängerin von E / Girl of Hiroshima 3
Männer im Schutzanzug
Krankenschwester
O 2 (Doppelgänger von O)

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