"I Will Die", Yang Zhenzhong’s 20 year ongoing video project will be part of Tatjana Gürbaca’s production of Aribert Reimann’s latest opera "The Invisible" at the Staatstheater Braunschweig. On screens in the foyer and on stage, people from all over the world, no matter what language, belief, or nationality will be seen saying the truth: I will die.
About The Opera The Invisible
"L’Invisible" is based on three texts from Belgian symbolist Maurice Maeterlinck which are variations on the themes of the inescapable fact of death and people’s helplessness when faced with it. "L’Invisible" was premiered at Deutsche Oper Berlin in 2017. This is its second staging.
Aribert Reimann is one of the most important contemporary composers in Germany.
Tatjana Gürbaca is winner of the RING Award, has directed production in many of the major opera houses in Germany aswell as Switzerland and Belgium.
Staatstheater Braunschweig is one of the oldest public theater and opera houses in Germany going back to the 17th century. Goethe’s “Faust” and many other plays had their first openings here.
IWD new chapter
In Braunschweig Yang Zhenzhong will also be creating a new chapter of IWD withthe singers/actors of the opera who will speak or sing the words “I will die”in their native languages, such as English, Hebrew, Chinese, Korean, German, Serbian and Ukrainian etc.
Aribert Reimann “The Invisible”
At Staatstheater Braunschweig
2019/05/25 - 06/19
Director: Tatjana Gürbaca
Conductor: Srba Dinić
Stage designer: Marc Weeger
Costume designer: Silke Willrett
Jelena Banković, Kostantin Derri, Zvi Emanuel-Marial, Zhenyi Hou, Samuel Levine, Vincenzo Neri, Jisang Ryu, Dorothea Spilger, Rik Willebrords
Lecture by Yang Zhenzhong
At Kunstverein Braunschweig
2019/05/24, 19:00 Friday