Un Renversement – von Don Giovanni

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By and With: Michiko Takahashi, Thorbjörn Björnsson (singing), Johannes Keller (harpsichord and synthesizer), Anna Fusek (recorders/flutes), Marta Zapparoli (live electronics)
Music: W. A. Mozart, Marta Zapparoli

Musical Direction: Johannes Keller
Direction, Set Design: Aliénor Dauchez
Costumes: Michael Kleine
Lighting: David Eckelmann
Dramaturgy: Bastian Zimmermann

Assistant Director: Maud Morillon, Nora Sobbe

Assistant Set Designers: Cassandra Cristin, Dovile Aleksaite

Technical Direction: Sebastian Söllner

Choreographic Collaboration: Nathan Chouchana

Props: Steffen Nitzel

Production: Jérôme Broggini, David Eckelmann
Diffusion: Laurent Langlois


Ballhaus Ost, Berlin, im Rahmen des BAM-Festival

Gare du Nord, Basel

Theaterhaus Thurgau


Le théâtre municipal Raymond Devos - Tourcoing (Lille Métropole), Festival Next

Theater im Delphi, Berlin

A La Cage production
Coproduced by La rose des vents SN Lille Métropole Villeneuve d’Ascq, Gare du Nord Basel, Festival Next, Forum Andere Musik Weinfelden, Atelier Lyrique Tourcoing in the context of the La rose des vents SN season, Theaterhaus Thurgau

Funded by the Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa Berlin

Process and Research by the Fonds Darstellende Künste aus Mitteln der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien, DRAC Hauts-de-France, Région Hauts-de-France, Fonds Transfabrik-Fonds franco-allemand pour le spectacle vivant

Residence in the Théâtre de l’Aquarium-la vie brève Paris, Le Bateau Feu SN Dunkerque, HELLERAU –Europäisches Zentrum der Künste

Co-directed by Atelier Lyrique Tourcoing with La rose des vents SN

What could get you funding as a soft-porn collective nowadays? Applying to public calls for productions of Mozart’s Don Giovanni, of course! Sex is suggested throughout this opera, though never shown. In the 18th century, the opera was frivolous and filled with lust but also with double standards — in 2021, Marta Zapparoli, Michiko Takahashi, Thorbjörn Björnsson, Johannes Keller and Anna Fusek tried to draw inspiration from the libretto, which is as genius as it is macho. Zapparoli’s magnetic bands pull and stretch the vocals. The five performers juggle characters as they like, stumble over the stage and make music, knock over objects and texts — and end up unveiling that it is still possible to find tenderness in the figure of Don Giovanni today.