Tosca Pirates
Sat, 10.07.2010, 8 pm CEST

The popular opera ″Tosca″, by Italian composer Giacomo Puccini, staged with an all-star cast for the Bavarian State Opera by Luc Bondy, is to be divulged to us by three young VJs. The live recording of the video track of the performance will be alienated, live, mixed with a creative use of found footage by the video artists and then shown in large-format projections both in Munich and at the ZKM_Media Theater. By contrast, Puccini’s emotional, highly charged and, at times, evidently filmically vivid music and outstanding operatic voices will be transmitted in the original. This extended, medial evening of opera will be punctuated by an on-site discussion of media.

Manuela Hartel / Aiko Okamoto / Maximilian Vogel alias Mauro
VJs / Tosca Pirates
Discussions with Michael Bielicky (media art, Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design)
Ludger Brümmer (composer, ZKM)
Thomas Martin Salb (project director, ARTE)
Joyce Shintani (musicologist »Technology & Gender«, Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design)

Organization / Institution
Bayerische Staatsoper ; MINI

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