What is the future that awaits us? It is not entirely clear. The climate change, sea levels rise, financial crises recurring, the increasingly large crack that separates rich from poor … And although we are aware of how to solve all these problems, we do not know if this knowledge will end Translating into no real change.
What can Cassandra’s visionary myth tell us today about how Should we face the future? Who could that Cassandra be today? predicted the victory of the enemy and that, as punishment, was despised and raped? What would happen if we placed Cassandra in our society of knowledge, running a bazaar of second-hand objects in a Berlin neighborhood?
Music: Enric Palomar
Libretto: Marc Rosich
Neuköllner Oper Berlin, 9th october 2014
Music Direction: Hans-Peter Kirchberg / Teresa Vilaplana-Maza
Stage Direction: Mario Portmann
Choreographer: Juliea Figueroa
Vestuary: Stephan Testi
Dramaturgy: Bernhard Glocksin
Executive Production / Directing Assistant: Marion Meyer
Translation of the Book into German: Volker Glabell, Maria Melquilter Matheis, Nina-Maria Fischer and Linard Vrielink
Photograph: Matthias Heyde
Production: Neuköllner Oper Berlin
Co-Production: Goethe-Institut Barcelona, Pocket Opera and New Creation
Supported by Barcelona City Council