Cristin-resultat-ID: 1937028
Sist endret: 22. september 2021, 11:22
Musikalsk framføring

Electric Saint

  • Gregor Bühl


Navn på arrangementet: Electric Saint
Dato fra: 5. september 2021
Dato til: 11. desember 2021

Om resultatet

Originalverkets tittel: Electric Saint
Publiseringsår: 2021
Originalverkets komponist: Stewart Copeland
Medskapere: Libretto: Jonathan Moore Dirigent og musikalsk ledelse: Gregor Bühl Jonathan Moore (Regie) Jonathan Moore / Robert Lippok (Bühne, Kostüme, Video) Justus Saretz (Mitarbeit Bühne) Judith Drühe (Dramaturgie) Jens Petereit / Emanuel Winter (Choreinstudierung)

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Electric Saint


Nowadays the name «Tesla» stands for electromobility. The opera «Electric Saint», however, is based on the historical figure of Nikola Tesla. It highlights the rivalry between him and his fellow inventor and competitor Thomas Edison, both pioneers of electrical engineering with diametrically opposed life philosophies. These two central figures were like the Bill Gates or Steve Jobs of our times — the one, a radical genius with an eye for details, and the other, a brilliant inventor, clever businessman and self-marketer. Tesla wanted to make his electrical inventions available to everyone for the benefit of humanity, while Edison was more interested in accumulating wealth. To understand Tesla’s character, it is important to know that the Croatian inventor was born into the family of an orthodox priest. He never felt that his faith conflicted with his involvement in scientific progress — a dualism expressed in the title of the opera. This opera is the fourth collaboration between the composer Stewart Copeland and the librettist / director Jonathan Moore, whose joint works have recently debuted at the CHICAGO OPERA (2017) and the ROYAL OPERA HOUSE COVENT GARDEN (2013). The five-time Grammy winner Copeland was one of the founding members and legendary drummer of the band THE POLICE. Later he has made a name for himself as well with film scores for Oliver Stone’s «Wall Street» and Francis Ford Coppola’s «Rumble Fish». The actor, director and librettist Jonathan Moore has worked at theatres as the ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY, the NATIONAL THEATRE or the BROOKLYN ACADEMY OF MUSIC. He co-wrote the libretto and directed the world premiere of «Greek» by Mark Anthony Turnage in Munich.


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Gregor Bühl

  • Tilknyttet:
    ved Avdeling Operahøgskolen ved Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo
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