July 16–26, 2009

zeitoper VII: Zivilcourage (Civil Courage) by Gordon Kampe

Date: July 16, 2009, 20:30 Uhr

Duration: July 16–26, 2009

Location: Paul-Gerhardt-Platz

Location: Stuttgart-West


With Civil Courage, the Stuttgart State Opera’s »zeitoper« (opera of the times) series and the Akademie Schloss Solitude dedicate themselves to a topic within architectural/acoustic city research. The focus is on the »public space«. What does it mean? Is it a city’s center of life, a stage for an ideal world or a haven for the disenfranchised? What happens when this place becomes a location for discussion and interpersonal understanding?

Director and Solitude fellow Marcelo Cardoso Gama explores the »public space« with these questions. Who demonstrates for whom or what? It’s not a hero, but rather the people and their everyday lives stand in the epicenter – represented by members of the choir of the State Opera of Stuttgart, youths from the »Junge Oper«, children from the Children’s Choir and members of the Paul-Gerhardt Choir. Director: Marcelo Cardoso Gama, musical director: Bernhard Epstein

Premiere on Thursday, July 16, 2009 at 8:30pm. Additional performances on July 18, 20, 22 and 26, 8:30pm
Prices: 15 euros/8 euros reduced

Advance tickets available at 0711- 202090, Online sales: www.staatstheater-stuttgart.de, ticket sales during the day in the opera house and at the door one hour before the performance.

A project of the Stuttgart State Opera and the Akademie Schloss Solitude under the auspices of »Summer in Stuttgart 09«.

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