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Heart Chamber

Heart Chamber

An inquiry about love

Opera in 4 acts and 8 close-ups

Libretto by the composer


  • Edition: performance material
  • Language: English

 
Description
Heart Chamber focuses on the elements of falling in love that expose us to our most intense beauty, but also to our most intense vulnerabilities and insecurities. It is a grand opera on the miniature physical and psychic changes that push two strangers towards or away from each other as they embark on a transformative path, the conclusion of which cannot be envisaged. Two naked souls wrapped in their existential loneliness like a second skin have a chance of a true connection which could outweigh their internal isolation. This chance is euphoric and dangerous to an equal degree: there is so much at stake.

Heart Chamber only features two characters and just a hint of a story – a chain of connected situations, dreams, nodal moments when something opens up or closes down – as the internal mental landscape of the lovers is propelled towards tectonic change. Chaya Czernowin
Details
Auftragswerk : Kompostionsauftrag der Deutschen Oper Berlin, gefördert durch die Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung
Performance duration: 90'0"
Publisher: Schott Music
Year of composition: 2017-2019
instrumentation: Instrumentalsolisten: Sopraninosax. · S. (P. [h./t.] · Crot. · Calimba · Marimba · Bong. · 3 kl. Tr. [h./m./t.] · Cong. · gr. Tr. · 2 Guiros [m./t.] · schwenkbare Holz und Metallobjekte · Metallschale · Donnerbl. · Kamm · Mokusho) (1 Spieler) - E-Git. (auch akust. Stahlsaiten-Git.) · Klav. - Kb. Orchester: 3 (3. auch Picc.) · 3 (3. auch Engl. Hr.) · 3 (3. auch Bassklar.) · 3 (3. auch Kfg.) - 6 · 3 · 3 · 1 - S. (3 P. [h./m./t.] · 6 chin. Gongs · 3 Tamt. · 2 Bong. · 3 kl. Tr. [h./m./t.] · Rührtr. · 3 Tomt. · 3 Cong. · 3 gr. Tr. [h./m./t.] · Hihat · Metallschalen · 3 Donnerbl. · 6 Sandbl.) (3 Spieler) - Str. (10 · 8 · 8 · 6 · 6) - Live-Elektronik
occupation: Sopran - Alt - Countertenor - Bariton - hohe Frauenstimme (als Teil der Instrumentalsolisten) - Chor (4S4A4T4B)
Performances
Conductor: Johannes Kalitzke
Orchestra: Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin
2019-12-06 | Berlin (Germany), Deutsche Oper — 19:30
Conductor: Johannes Kalitzke
Orchestra: Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin
2019-11-30 | Berlin (Germany), Deutsche Oper — 19:30
Conductor: Johannes Kalitzke
Orchestra: Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin
2019-11-26 | Berlin (Germany), Deutsche Oper — 19:30
Conductor: Johannes Kalitzke
Orchestra: Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin
2019-11-21 | Berlin (Germany), Deutsche Oper — 19:30
Conductor: Johannes Kalitzke
Orchestra: Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin
2019-11-15 | Berlin (Germany), Deutsche Oper — 19:30 | World Premiere
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Heart Chamber focuses on the elements of falling in love that expose us to our most intense beauty, but also to our most intense vulnerabilities and insecurities. It is a grand opera on the miniature physical and psychic changes that push two strangers towards or away from each other as they embark on a transformative path, the conclusion of which cannot be envisaged. Two naked souls wrapped in their existential loneliness like a second skin have a chance of a true connection which could outweigh their internal isolation. This chance is euphoric and dangerous to an equal degree: there is so much at stake.

Heart Chamber only features two characters and just a hint of a story – a chain of connected situations, dreams, nodal moments when something opens up or closes down – as the internal mental landscape of the lovers is propelled towards tectonic change. Chaya Czernowin
Auftragswerk : Kompostionsauftrag der Deutschen Oper Berlin, gefördert durch die Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung
Performance duration: 90'0"
Publisher: Schott Music
Year of composition: 2017-2019
instrumentation: Instrumentalsolisten: Sopraninosax. · S. (P. [h./t.] · Crot. · Calimba · Marimba · Bong. · 3 kl. Tr. [h./m./t.] · Cong. · gr. Tr. · 2 Guiros [m./t.] · schwenkbare Holz und Metallobjekte · Metallschale · Donnerbl. · Kamm · Mokusho) (1 Spieler) - E-Git. (auch akust. Stahlsaiten-Git.) · Klav. - Kb. Orchester: 3 (3. auch Picc.) · 3 (3. auch Engl. Hr.) · 3 (3. auch Bassklar.) · 3 (3. auch Kfg.) - 6 · 3 · 3 · 1 - S. (3 P. [h./m./t.] · 6 chin. Gongs · 3 Tamt. · 2 Bong. · 3 kl. Tr. [h./m./t.] · Rührtr. · 3 Tomt. · 3 Cong. · 3 gr. Tr. [h./m./t.] · Hihat · Metallschalen · 3 Donnerbl. · 6 Sandbl.) (3 Spieler) - Str. (10 · 8 · 8 · 6 · 6) - Live-Elektronik
occupation: Sopran - Alt - Countertenor - Bariton - hohe Frauenstimme (als Teil der Instrumentalsolisten) - Chor (4S4A4T4B)
Conductor: Johannes Kalitzke
Orchestra: Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin
2019-12-06 | Berlin (Germany), Deutsche Oper — 19:30
Conductor: Johannes Kalitzke
Orchestra: Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin
2019-11-30 | Berlin (Germany), Deutsche Oper — 19:30
Conductor: Johannes Kalitzke
Orchestra: Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin
2019-11-26 | Berlin (Germany), Deutsche Oper — 19:30
Conductor: Johannes Kalitzke
Orchestra: Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin
2019-11-21 | Berlin (Germany), Deutsche Oper — 19:30
Conductor: Johannes Kalitzke
Orchestra: Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin
2019-11-15 | Berlin (Germany), Deutsche Oper — 19:30 | World Premiere