From 26. September 2019

Infinito Nero

Salvatore Sciarrino (*1947)
Estasi di un atto
Co-production with Beethovenfest

75 Minuten keine Pause
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Maria Maddalena de’ Pazzi (1566 – 1607), a Carmelite mystic from a noble family, has been worshipped as a saint by the Catholic Church since 1669. This worship is based on her visions, which were written down in five volumes by her fellow sisters. The “infinite black” in the title of Salvatore Sciarrino’s INFINITO NERO refers to a preconscious state that precedes the creation of the world. Maria Maddalena de’ Pazzi’s utterances can be understood from such a state – without, however, rendering them immediately intelligible. In his work, Sciarrino explores this state as well as the fact that the sisters who noted down the visions captured the saint’s gestures and ways of speaking. Director Mark Daniel Hirsch has worked closely with the composer in the past and his familiarity with Sciarrino’s very distinctive sound vocabulary is especially conducive to this work.

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Cast

Maria Maddalena de' Pazzi  Dshamilja Kaiser
Die junge Maria Maddalena de' Pazzi  Helena Baur
Das menschgewordene Wort  Keisuke Mihara
Orchester  Beethoven Orchester Bonn
Musikalische Leitung  Hermes Helfricht
Ausstattung  Maria Strauch
Video  Frederik Werth
Licht  Max Karbe
Studienleitung  Pauli Jämsä
Inspizienz  Karsten Sandleben
Regiehospitanz  Sylvia Sargisyan
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