© Heinrich Brinkmöller-Becker_Ruhrtriennale 2019
Wed 4 Sep Thu 5 Sep

Gefährliche Operette. Eine Wiederbelebung

4 Sep
5 Sep

A native of Herne in the Ruhr region Gordon Kampe is both famous and notorious for his audacious but subtle humour. In this new, revue-like work with absurdly comic lyrics by Schorsch Kamerun, Wiglaf Droste and others, he conducts a refreshing and reinvigorating deconstruction of operetta together with all its clichés and myths – aided by the wonderful countertenor Daniel Gloger and the seven ingenious members of ascolta under the firm baton of Catherine Larson-Maguire.

Maschinenhaus Essen
Wilhelm-Nieswandt-Allee 100
45326 Essen

Further Information

Introduction 45 minutes prior to show.

Artist talk 5th of September after the performance.

Commissioned by ascolta with the support of Ministeriums für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst Baden-Württemberg and Ruhrtriennale.


Composer Gordon Kampe
Musical direction Catherine Larsen-Maguire
Countertenor Daniel Gloger
With ascolta
Cello Erik Borgir (ascolta)
Trombone Andrew Digby (ascolta)
Piano Florian Hoelscher (ascolta)
Drums Julian Belli (ascolta) Boris Müller (ascolta)
Trumpet Markus Schwind (ascolta)
Electric guitar Hubert Steiner (ascolta)
Technical Project Manager RT Manfred Nücken
Artistic production manager RT Sandra Wissmann
Curator RT Matthias Osterwold


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