Musical Land

M U S I C A L   L A N D

commissioned by the Deutsche Oper Berlin and the Deutsche Bank Foundation

Deutsche Oper Berlin Tischlerei




Description


Alarms and sirens blare across the theater. An emergency radio broadcast informs us that Musical Land has suffered a series of explosions, devastating the country and leaving its citizens for dead. Only Evita, Maria von Trapp and Little Orphan Annie are left. These three musical characters now find themselves in a strange world—dark, gloomy, uninhabitable, where they’re greeted by a 20th-century orchestra of all things. The women acknowledge that Musical Land is gone and resolve to commit suicide. Yet in spite of their valiant efforts to do so, they prove unsuccessful. After several failed suicide attempts, Evita signals for Annie and Maria to climb to the balcony from which they will jump into the orchestra, leaping to their death. Suddenly, just in the nick of time, a man appear, introducing himself as the German composer Arnold Schoenberg.  In typical Deus ex Machina fashion, he reveals that Musical Land lives on in each and every one of of heroines, and all they have to do is: “live life like in a musical."


Team


Music Dariusz Przybylski

Book Felix Seiler & Amy Stebbins

Lyrics Amy Stebbins


Stage Direction  Felix Seiler

Stage Design Lars Unger

Costume Design Belèn Montoliu

Sound Design Sir Henry

Dramaturgy Amy Stebbins

Assistant Director Vladislav Parapanov

Cast


Evita Laila Salome Fischer

Maria von Trapp Alexandra Hutton

Annie Christina Sidak

Arnold Schönberg Jörg Schörner

Dancers Mimi Jeong and Javier Carranza Uribe


With the Children’s Choir of the Deutsche Oper Berlin


Reviews


". .  . über-comical, razor-sharp punchlines."

 Tomasz Kurianowicz, Tagesspiegel

"Zufall Liebe"



". . . an intense and revolutionary evening of music-theater that left a lasting impression and gave this genre a new future."

Story Kennaki, Bachtrack

"The younger generation assures

the future of music theatre"

Libretto