Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny

 

In the desert city of Mahagonny, everything is suddenly permitted, and the residents lose themselves in consumption and pleasure. They alternate between food, games, violence and sex in plastic opulence. Together with my audiovisual artist collective MURK, I created the video design for the opera in two acts. We used six projectors, one backdrop and eleven projected signs to infuse life into the set design and create the world of Mahagonny.

 

 

 

Music: Kurt Weill
Libretto: Bertholt Brecht
Swedish Translation: Linda Mallik
Conductor: Damian Iorio
Direction, scenography, costume design: Carina Reich/Bogdan Szyber
Light design: Ronald Salas
Video design: MURK; Annie Tådne, Carl-Jonathan Szyber, Una Boskovic
Mask design: Janina Rolfart
Choreographer: Disa Krossness
Supplementary stage design: Sara Torsson Szyber
Chorus Master: Kjell Oscarsson
NorrlandsOperan Choir
NorrlandsOperan’s Symphony Orchestra
Norrlandsoperan, Umeå, Sweden
Premiere October 6th 2016