The explosive sonics of divinity

by Ragnar Kjartansson and Kjartan Sveinsson
Opera in four acts by Ragnar Kjartansson and Kjartan Sveinsson
A production of the Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz

In german
A visually powerful evening between concert, theatre and visual art: composer Kjartan Sveinsson and visual artist Ragnar Kjartansson have jointly developed the acclaimed "opera in four parts" of The Sound of Divine Revelation, which is now finally performed on the Stuttgart stage. Ragnar Kjartansson has already become familiar to the audience by his celebrated exhibition Scheize - Liebe - Sehnsucht at Kunstmuseum Stuttgart. Special feature of that project: While the orchestra pit is full with singers and musicians, there are no performers on stage. Instead, the stage is taken over by hypnotically beautiful stage sets that seek to bring the sound of the divine revelation to life. What remains in the end: the essence – pure emotion.
approx. 1 h 15 min. (incl. artist talks)

World premiere
2014 in Berlin

The performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. each with an artist talk on stage.

Guests on April 4: Ragnar Kjartansson (visual artist), Dr. Ulrike Groos (Kunstmuseum Stuttgart) and Viktor Schoner (Staatsoper Stuttgart)

Guests on April 15: Carolin Wurzbacher (Kunstmuseum Stuttgart), Julia Schmitt und Christoph Soekler (Staatsoper Stuttgart)

in cooperation with
Apr 2023 Staatsoper Stuttgart Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Stuttgart Premiere
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Conductor Christopher Schumann
Chorus Manuel Pujol
Direction & Stage Design Ragnar Kjartansson
Co-Work Stage Design Axel Hallkell Johannesson
Painter Victor Cilia, Thorvaldur Gröndal, Lilja Gunnarsdottir, Axel Hallkell Johannesson, Ingjaldur Karason, Ragnar Kjartansson
Dramaturgy Henning Nass Staatsoper Stuttgart Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

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