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Deutsche Oper Berlin Presents the World Premiere of Chaya Czernowin’s Heart Chamber

Oct. 01, 2019

Deutsche Oper Berlin Presents the World Premiere of Chaya Czernowin’s <em>Heart Chamber</em>

Deutsche Oper Berlin presents the world premiere of Chaya Czernowin’s opera, Heart Chamber on November 15 with additional performences on November 21, 26, 30, and December 6. Johannes Kalitzke conducts and Claus Guth directs this work, featuring singers Patrizia Ciofi, soprano, Dietrich Henschel, baritone, Noa Frenkel, contralto, Terry Wey, countertenor, and vocalist Frauke Aulbert. Chaya Czernowin discusses her new opera:

Heart Chamber focuses on the elements of falling in love that expose us to our most intense beauty but also to our most intense vulnerabilities and insecurities. It is a grand opera of the smallest physical and psychic changes that push two strangers towards or away from each other as they embark on a transformative path, the conclusion of which one cannot envision. Two naked souls wrapped in their existential loneliness like a second skin have a chance of a true connection which might outweigh the internal isolation. This chance is equally euphoric and dangerous: so much is at stake. While society frames love as the true course to fulfillment, a love connection can have many unexpected consequences. Some live and die surrounded by their families. However, the Russian woman whose husband took her to the forest and cut her arms off in 2018 surely did not envision this at the beginning of their relationship.”


For a more detailed description of this work, please visit the composer’s website here.

Listen to Chaya Czernowin’s Ayre: Towed through plumes, thicket, asphalt, sawdust, and hazardous air I shall not forget the sound of (2015):

(Ayre: Towed through plumes, thicket, asphalt, sawdust, and hazardous air I shall not forget the sound of/Chaya Czernowin/Talea Ensemble/Jeffrey Means, conductor)

For more information about Chaya Czernowin, visit schott-music.com

Chaya Czernowin
Heart Chamber (2017-2019)
An inquiry about love
Opera in 4 acts and 8 close-ups
Libretto (Ger.) by the composer 
Sop-Alt-2Ct, 2Bar, High Female Singer
Chorus (4S4A4T4B)
spsax-perc-egtr(steel-string gtr)-pno
Kb. Orchester: 3(3.pic).3(3.eh).3(3.bcl).3(3.cbn)-6.3.3.1-3perc-str(10.8.8.6.6)-live electronics
90’

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