Annette Jahns, Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden
Sunday 17 Nov. // 05:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.
Solo performance after themes from Ana Maria Matute’s stories
Two years after her first solo performance »Spiegelungen« (»RefIections«), Annette Jahns launched her second production »Seltsame Kinder« (»Strange children«), based on stories by the Spanish writer Ana Maria Matute. The question, how do adults treat children, is answered bleakly in this piece with indifference, oppression, rejection and cruelty.
»The adult world and the world of children confront each other in these dramatic and musical improvisations, arias, segments of film and quotations … The emphasis is on the musical side … Performances like this are rare in the five new German states« (Frankfurter Rundschau, 10.07.1991).
Annette Jahns was born in Dresden in 1958; since 1986 she has sung alto in the Semperoper in her home town. Apart from her classical repertoire she has a particular liking for contemporary vocal music.
Idee, Inszenierung und Ausstattung: Annette Jahns
Choreografische Mitarbeit: Detlef Müller
Musik: Karsten Gundermann, Georg Friedrich Händel, Fryderyk Chopin;
Gerhard Winkler, Improvisationen
Filme: Annette Jahns, Idee
Thomas Claus, Kamera
Musiker: Karl Jungnickel (Schlagwerk), Jobst Schneiderat (Tasteninstrumente), Ullrich Thiem (Violoncello)
1st Festival Year