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Reise der Hoffnung - Voyage vers l'espoir

Reise der Hoffnung - Voyage vers l'espoir

Oper in drei Akten

Libretto von Kata Wéber

auf Grundlage des gleichnamigen Films von Xavier Koller

Deutsche Übersetzung von Orsolya Kalász und Monika Rinck, eingerichtet von Christian Jost

Traduction française par Yannis Pouspourikas et Pascal Paul-Harang


  • Edition: performance material
  • Language: German - French

 
Description
My opera Reise der Hoffnung – Voyage vers l’espoir is a modern drama concerning refugees and should be understood as one act of a complex human catastrophe. A family from Anatolia flees across Italy into Switzerland, in the process losing far more than just their life savings. They have actually lost everything: reciprocal trust, love and their child. I have musically juxtaposed the libretto, one of the most realistic of all my ten operas to date, with a formal three-act structure. Each act is characterised by an instrumental focus (Act I with concertante violin, Act II with a percussion set and Act III with two trumpets). This lends a compositional severity to the plot, which was conceived as a ‘road movie’: the real action onstage is contrasted by a virtually independent orchestral score. The subsequent tension creates the real drama of the work and its propulsive heartbeat. Christian Jost
Details
Auftragswerk : Auftragswerk des Grand Théâtre de Genève und des Badischen Staatstheaters Karlsruhe
Performance duration: 90'0"
Publisher: Schott Music
Year of composition: 2019
instrumentation: 2 · Altfl. · 2 · Engl. Hr. · 2 · Bassklar. · 2 · Kfg. - 4 · 2 · 3 · 0 - S. (Vibr. · Marimba · chin. Beck. · 6 Tomt. · gr. Tr. · 2 Timbales · 2 Woodbl.) (4 Spieler) - Str.
occupation: Haydar (Vater) · hoher Bariton - Meryem (Mutter) · Mezzosopran - Mehmed Ali (kleiner Junge) · Sopran - Fatma, Güney (Kinder) · Sprechrollen - Bauer · Charaktertenor - Matteo (Lkw-Fahrer) · lyrischer Bariton - Doktor · Sopran - Haci Baba (Mafioso) · Charaktertenor - Polizist, Bürokrat · Bassbariton - Personen Haydar (le père) · baryton martin - Meryem (la mère) · mezzo-soprano - Mehmed Ali (le petit garçon) · soprano - Fatma, Güney (les enfants) · rôles parlés - Un paysan · ténor de caractère - Matteo (un Chauffeur routier) · baryton lyrique - Un docteur · soprano - Haci Baba (un mafieux) · Ténor de caractère - Un policier, burocrate · baryton-basse - Figurants
Performances
Conductor: Gabriel Feltz
Orchestra: Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
2020-04-08 | Genève (Switzerland), Grand Théâtre de Genève — 20:00
Conductor: Gabriel Feltz
Orchestra: Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
2020-04-07 | Genève (Switzerland), Grand Théâtre de Genève — 20:00
Conductor: Gabriel Feltz
Orchestra: Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
2020-04-05 | Genève (Switzerland), Grand Théâtre de Genève — 15:00
Conductor: Gabriel Feltz
Orchestra: Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
2020-04-03 | Genève (Switzerland), Grand Théâtre de Genève — 20:00
Conductor: Gabriel Feltz
Orchestra: Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
2020-04-01 | Genève (Switzerland), Grand Théâtre de Genève — 20:00
Conductor: Gabriel Feltz
Orchestra: Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
2020-03-30 | Genève (Switzerland), Grand Théâtre de Genève — 20:00 | World Premiere
My opera Reise der Hoffnung – Voyage vers l’espoir is a modern drama concerning refugees and should be understood as one act of a complex human catastrophe. A family from Anatolia flees across Italy into Switzerland, in the process losing far more than just their life savings. They have actually lost everything: reciprocal trust, love and their child. I have musically juxtaposed the libretto, one of the most realistic of all my ten operas to date, with a formal three-act structure. Each act is characterised by an instrumental focus (Act I with concertante violin, Act II with a percussion set and Act III with two trumpets). This lends a compositional severity to the plot, which was conceived as a ‘road movie’: the real action onstage is contrasted by a virtually independent orchestral score. The subsequent tension creates the real drama of the work and its propulsive heartbeat. Christian Jost
Auftragswerk : Auftragswerk des Grand Théâtre de Genève und des Badischen Staatstheaters Karlsruhe
Performance duration: 90'0"
Publisher: Schott Music
Year of composition: 2019
instrumentation: 2 · Altfl. · 2 · Engl. Hr. · 2 · Bassklar. · 2 · Kfg. - 4 · 2 · 3 · 0 - S. (Vibr. · Marimba · chin. Beck. · 6 Tomt. · gr. Tr. · 2 Timbales · 2 Woodbl.) (4 Spieler) - Str.
occupation: Haydar (Vater) · hoher Bariton - Meryem (Mutter) · Mezzosopran - Mehmed Ali (kleiner Junge) · Sopran - Fatma, Güney (Kinder) · Sprechrollen - Bauer · Charaktertenor - Matteo (Lkw-Fahrer) · lyrischer Bariton - Doktor · Sopran - Haci Baba (Mafioso) · Charaktertenor - Polizist, Bürokrat · Bassbariton - Personen Haydar (le père) · baryton martin - Meryem (la mère) · mezzo-soprano - Mehmed Ali (le petit garçon) · soprano - Fatma, Güney (les enfants) · rôles parlés - Un paysan · ténor de caractère - Matteo (un Chauffeur routier) · baryton lyrique - Un docteur · soprano - Haci Baba (un mafieux) · Ténor de caractère - Un policier, burocrate · baryton-basse - Figurants
Conductor: Gabriel Feltz
Orchestra: Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
2020-04-08 | Genève (Switzerland), Grand Théâtre de Genève — 20:00
Conductor: Gabriel Feltz
Orchestra: Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
2020-04-07 | Genève (Switzerland), Grand Théâtre de Genève — 20:00
Conductor: Gabriel Feltz
Orchestra: Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
2020-04-05 | Genève (Switzerland), Grand Théâtre de Genève — 15:00
Conductor: Gabriel Feltz
Orchestra: Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
2020-04-03 | Genève (Switzerland), Grand Théâtre de Genève — 20:00
Conductor: Gabriel Feltz
Orchestra: Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
2020-04-01 | Genève (Switzerland), Grand Théâtre de Genève — 20:00
Conductor: Gabriel Feltz
Orchestra: Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
2020-03-30 | Genève (Switzerland), Grand Théâtre de Genève — 20:00 | World Premiere