DER SCHUSS 2-6-1967 (Neuköllner Oper und Ensemble Adapter)
A piece of music theater by Arash Safaian (Music) and Bernhard Glocksin (Book) The gunshot that killed Benno Ohnesorg on June 2, 1967 changes everything. It is the initial spark for a radicalising and divisive protest movement which seizes all of West Germany. Some begin with a “the long march through the institutions“, others create the Red Army Faction. This gunshot permeates thousands of heads.
Neuköllner Oper, Karl-Marx-Strasse 131-133, Neukölln, 12043 Berlin
Director: Paul-Georg Dittrich
Musical Direction: Matthias Engler
Stage Design: Lena Schmid
Film: Vincent Stefan
Funded by Capital Cultural Fund.
BERLIN’S FOURTH OPERA HOUSE is unique in the diverse cultural scene of the capital. Who else could look back on a productivity of 160 world premieres and debut performances in all genres in only 38 years? The NO is market leader and trademark for a vital, committed, and “deviced” musical theatre – opera is more than new productions of a known and limited repertory to which a few new commissioned works are occasionally added. The NO is living proof that musical theatre can and needs to be self-made in order to bring our own life experience and subject-matters onto the stage, thus making mutual experience and exchange possible.