Be my Superstar
Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Operosa Festival Montenegro, Helsinki Festival, Cie MDPA- Alexandra Lacroix, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Snape Maltings Aldeburgh, SPECTRA, de Nationale Opera Nederland & Opera Ballet Vlaanderen
CONCEPT & STAGE DIRECTION
COMPOSITION Šimon Voseček
LIBRETTO after the theatre piece ‘H.S. Tragédies ordinaires’ by Yann Verburgh
VIDEO Franziska Guggenbichler-Beck
DRAMATURGY Aïda Gabriëls
SCENOGRAPHY Alexandra Lacroix Mathieu Lorry-Dupuy
COSTUMES Céline Perrigon
Astird Stockman, Soprano
Logan Lopez Gonzalez, Countertenor
Musical execution SPECTRA
Pieter Jansen, Violin
Anna Jälving, Viola
Hanna Kölbel, Cello
Cédric De Bruycker, Bass Clarinet
The beats are loud.
The lights are blinding.
The atmosphere is euphoric.
Your friends are with you, your troubles at home.
You feel free.
The party is on.
Be My Superstar is an interactive opera by the director Alexandra Lacroix and the composer Šimon Voseček. It is for anyone over 14 years and is based on Yann Verburgh’s H.S. tragedies ordinaires, a moving piece on bullying. Something that every youngster experiences sooner or later, close up or at a distance.
By transforming everyday bullying into words, images and music, Lacroix confronts us with the banality of the violence we are all capable of. And you can take that quite literally. As a spectator you are challenged to react to what is taking place there and then. Where does this violence originate? And where does it end up? The perpetrator becomes the victim and vice versa. Get ready for a powerful physical experience that will continue to reverberate.
Šimon Voseček’s composition will be performed live by a special SPECTRA quartet of violin, viola, cello and bass clarinet. The soprano Astrid Stockman and counter-tenor Logan Lopez Gonzalez join them on the stage.