ALCHEMY OF PUNK
ALCHEMY OF PUNK
May 11 & 13 | 20:00
ALCHEMY OF PUNK is an eclectic punk opera composed of classical music, baroque songs, mediaeval madrigals, punk music, industrial rock, cabaret and chansons; a groundbreaking extravaganza, bringing together the greatest voices of classical opera, punk and industrial rock in an explosive spectacle, melting together theatrical and musical experience, video installation and live performance. The Punk Opera is constantly crossing the lines between high art and subculture, deploying transgressions regarding genre, gender, time and age, the exploration of interspaces between dance, music, theater, video and the melting together of classical music with punk into an eclectic composition, in search of a possible genealogy of punk. It is about a heritage of subversion, rebellion and freedom, discovered and transmitted in many forms throughout art history.
Featuring the star soprano Simone Kermes, along with underground diva Mona Mur and the legend of industrial music En Esch (exKMFDM), FM Einheit, acclaimed industrial and electronic musician, and former founding member of the Einstürzende Neubauten, the French chanteuse Zazie de Paris, together with brilliant German bariton Max Raabe, the Swiss conceptual artist Dieter Meier, founder of the famous electro-pop duo Yello and many more. All these artists have one thing in common: strict uncompromisingness, lust for transgression, and claim for authenticity.
Aneta Panek – Concept, Artistic Direction & Camera | Diana Näcke – Montage & Camera | Ulf Scheel – Sound | Mona Mur – Sound Mix | Patricia Walczak & Misa Namura – Costumes | Yvonne Joseph & Pascale Jean-Louis – Make-up | Jan Bek – Production | Stefan Wolf, Marcelo Schmittner & Piotr Mordel – Lights | Tilman Agueras – Technics
Musicians & Performers: Simone Kermes – Soprano | Daniel Heide – Piano | Matthias Eichhorn – Bass | Jan Roth – Drumms | Mona Mur – Vocals | En Esch – E-Guitar and Vocals | FM Einheit – Electronic Music | Zazie de Paris – Vocals | Gerhard A. Schiewe – Accordeon | Max Raabe – Vocals | Takushi Minagawa – Countertenor | Rieko Okuda – Synthesizer | Dieter Meier – Guitar & Vocals | Gina Schulte Am Hülse – Vocals | Lutz Fahrenkrog-Petersen – Bass | Mike Vamp – Guitar | Thomas Pfalz – Saxophone & Harmonica | Emanuel Hauptmann – Drumms | Parisienne Sasazuka – Drag Queen Striptease | Anna Bloda – Burlesque Performance | Hope Fukiko – Angel | Kostek Szydłowski – Devil | Susana Abdul Majid – Dervish | Andrzej T. Wirth – the false Prophet | Yoriko Maeno – Dance | Meritxell Campos Olivé – Dance | Martin Buczko – Dance