Oct 21 2021


8:00 am - 6:00 pm

A Cockroach’s Tarantella / Zolle

In her two music theater works, which will be heard for the first time in Switzerland, she deals with questions of belonging and being lost between worlds: In the entertaining chamber opera “A Cockroach’s Tarantella”, a cockroach describes the hardships of her life – and has something to say. In “Zolle” a spirit speaks to us who wants to return to earth. A longing that Du Yun interprets primarily musically: her surprising tonal language, which she expands with the tonal possibilities of electronics in many ways, also pervades a faint memory of Italian opera. This play with the musical present and the past is combined in Du Yun’s compositions to form an intense moment in the now, at the center of which we listeners stand.