Berliner Schaubuühne

Premiere “Der Tod in Venedig/Kindertotenlieder” by Thomas Ostermeier

After presenting the piece at the Festival Mettre en Escène 2012/ Thèâtre National de Bratagne, finally comes to Germany the next creation of Thomas Ostermeier / Schaubühne Berlin.

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Der Tod in Venedig/Kindertotenlieder

after Thomas Mann/Gustav Mahler
A Version by Maja Zade and Thomas Ostermeier
Direction: Thomas Ostermeier
Premiere in Rennes on November 10th, 2012
Premiere in Berlin on January 12th, 2013

 

The writer Gustav von Aschenbach is consumed by wanderlust. He travels to Venice in the hope of freeing himself from work regime. When he encounters the fourteen-year-old Tadzio, Aschenbach is consumed by an unprecedented passion. In the boy Aschenbach believes he has found the embodiment of his artistic ideals. Soon, however, the yearning for youthful beauty is transformed into a wild and deadly obsession. Thomas Ostermeier’s production is an experimental arrangement: a narrator, a pianist, a video artist and a group of actors and dancers approach the subjects of erotic passion, physicality and transience which are at the core of Thomas Mann’s novella. The inner drama of the aging man finds its musical counterpart in Josef Bierbichler’s interpretation of the »Kindertotenlieder« by Gustav Mahler – Thomas Mann’s inspiration for the character of Gustav von Aschenbach.

Coproduction with Théâtre National de Bretagne in Rennes.

Direction   Thomas Ostermeier

Choreography   Mikel Aristegui

Stage   Jan Pappelbaum

Costume   Bernd Skodzig

Music   Timo Kreuser

Video   Benjamin Krieg

Dramaturgy   Maja Zade

Light   Erich Schneider

Sound Direction   Daniel Plewe

 

With

Bernardo Arias Porras

Josef Bierbichler

Martina Borroni

Marcela Giesche

Sabine Hollweck

Rosabel Huguet

Leon Klose/Maximilian Ostermann

Felix Römer

Kay Bartholomäus Schulze

Piano/ Timo Kreuser

Photo/ Roger Rossell

 

Dates

12.01.2013, 20.00 h

13.01.2013, 20.00 h

14.01.2013, 20.00 h

15.01.2013, 20.00 h

 

23.02.2013, 20.00 h

24.02.2013, 20.00 h

 

 

More information here!

Berliner Schaubühne

 

by Roger Rossell

Premiere at the Thèâtre National de Bratagne with Thomas Ostermeier

From the 10th until the 17th of November, the next creation of Thomas Ostermeier / Schaubühne Berlin is presented at the Festival Mettre en Escène 2012/ Thèâtre National de Bratagne.

 

Death in Venice / Kindertotenlieder

By Thomas Mann/Gustav Mahler

The widower and acclaimed writer Gustav von Aschenbach is afflicted by wanderlust. In Venice he hopes to escape his oppressive self-discipline.

When he encounters the fourteen-year-old Tadzio at the Grand Hotel on the Lido, Aschenbach is consumed by a phenomenal passion. In the beauty of this aristocratic Polish child, Aschenbach believes to have found the embodiment of his artistic ideals. But soon the ageing artist’s yearning for youthful beauty is transformed into a wild and deadly obsession.

In his novel Mann portrays »the debasement of a soaring mind«, but also the tragedy of an a-sensual aesthete, who through his experience of an erotic passion – the object of which is made all the more inaccessible by being a child and male – is made painfully aware of his own physicality and inevitable mortality.

In Thomas Ostermeier’s scenic interpretation of the text, this inner drama finds its musical expression though Josef Bierbichler’s interpretation of the »Rückert-Songs« by Gustav Mahler – Thomas Mann’s inspiration for the character of Gustav von Aschenbach.

Coproduction with the Théâtre National de Bretagne in Rennes.

Direction   Thomas Ostermeier
Choreography   Mikel Aristegui
Stage   Jan Pappelbaum
Costume   Bernd Skodzig
Music   Timo Kreuser
Video   Benjamin Krieg
Dramaturgy   Maja Zade
Light   Erich Schneider
Sound Direction   Daniel Plewe
With
Bernardo Arias Porras
Josef Bierbichler
Martina Borroni
Marcela Giesche
Sabine Hollweck
Rosabel Huguet
Leon Klose/Maximilian Ostermann
Felix Römer
Kay Bartholomäus Schulze

Piano   Timo Kreuser

Photo Arno Declair

 

More information about the Performances in Rennes:

Festival Mettre en Scène