The explosive sonics of divinity

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

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. 45 minutes
(subject to change)

World premiere
2014 in Berlin

There will be an introduction 45 minutes before the performance at foyer I. floor.

Apr 2023 Staatsoper Stuttgart Oberer Schlossgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Stuttgart Premiere
8-57 € Staatsoper Stuttgart Oberer Schlossgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

8-57 €
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
Staatsopernchor Stuttgart, Staatsorchester Stuttgart