Be My Superstar

No stage, no chairs, none of the usual things…
Just a big glass box. And people dancing in an open space.
In the background the sound of a stirring beat.
Is this a club?

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.

Wed 14 Aug
2019
20:00, LOD Studio, Gent (BE)
Wed 21 Aug
2019
Operosa Festival Montenegro (ME)
Thu 22 Aug
2019
Operosa Festival Montenegro (ME)
Tue 28 Jan
2020
10:00, LOD Studio, Gent (BE)
Wed 29 Jan
2020
20:00, LOD Studio, Gent (BE)
Thu 30 Jan
2020
13:00, LOD Studio, Gent (BE)
Tue 11 Feb
2020
Opera Vlaanderen Antwerpen (BE)
Wed 12 Feb
2020
Opera Vlaanderen Antwerpen (BE)
Thu 13 Feb
2020
Opera Vlaanderen Antwerpen (BE)
Sat 11 Apr
2020
Snape Maltings Suffolk (UK)

Credits

  • CONCEPT & STAGE DIRECTION

    Alexandra Lacroix

  • COMPOSITION

    Šimon Voseček

  • LIBRETTO

    after the theatre piece Bullied- ordinary tragedies by Yann Verburgh

  • LIBRETTO (ADAPTATION)

    Aïda Gabriels, Alexandra Lacroix

  • VIDEO

    Franziska Guggenbichler-Beck

  • DRAMATURGY

    Aïda Gabriels

  • SCENOGRAPHY Mathieu Lorry-Dupuy
  • COSTUMES Céline Perrigon
  • SOPRANO

    Astrid Stockman

  • COUNTERTENOR Logan Lopez Gonzalez
  • MUSICAL EXECUTION SPECTRA
  • VIOLIN Pieter Jansen
  • BASS CLARINET

    Cédric De Bruycker

  • VIOLA

    Anna Jälving

  • CELLO

    Hanna Kölbel

  • PRODUCTION

    LOD muziektheater

  • COPRODUCTION Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Operosa, Helsinki Festival, Cie MPDA - Alexandra Lacroix, Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, Snape Maltings Aldeburgh UK, SPECTRA, de Nationale Opera Nederland & Opera Ballet Vlaanderen
  • IN COLLABORATION WITH Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
  • WITH THE SUPPORT OF the TAX Shelter measure of the Belgian federal gouvernment, enoa: Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, la Fondation Orange
  • TAX SHELTER PARTNER Flanders Tax Shelter

Partners

  • http://www.lod.be
  • http://www.enoa-community.com/
  • https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/creative-europe/node_en
  • https://www.fondationorange.com/en
  • https://www.flanderstaxshelter.be/

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