Opera SKYLĖ ("The Hole")
The opera SKYLĖ is a story about parallel worlds, lives lived in parallel, being that never comes into contact, existence of the individual, the development and thriving of his inner world and about shock - anomaly and the supernatural, limits of apprehension and the infinity of the world...
The chamber cast of the opera consists of 8 performers - 8 characters, each one of which is at the same time an instrumentalist, an artist, a singer, an actor and a dancer. In the course of the opera each of them transforms himself, "switches" spaces and experiences changes over and over. Only the three main characters remain "themselves" through the whole of the opera - these are symbols of different worlds that have their own space and sounds.
In it's spirit of scenic image and drama SKYLĖ is close to a multimedia or a musical installation. In the traditional sense, the opera consists of 7 scenes, but the story is integrated not by a plot, but by scenic-musical "impulses", messages to the audience, speaking of things very important, integrating which will allow everyone to individually understand what this opera speaks about.
Libretist Gabrielė LABANAUSKAITĖ
Composer Rūta VITKAUSKAITĖ
Director Marija Simona ŠIMULYNAITĖ
Scenographer Milda LEMBERTAITĖ
Costume designer Gabrielė ŠAULYTĖ
Video projections by Rūta VITKAUSKAITĖ
Joana - Agnė SABULYTĖ, mezzo-sopranas
Marta - Rita MAČILIŪNAITĖ, mezzo-soprano, percussion
Jonas - Jonas SAKALAUSKAS, baritone, electric guitar
Other characters on stage:
Wall I - Marija KALVELYTĖ, metallophone, percussion, voice
Wall II - Albertas NAVICKAS, metallophone, percussion, voice
Wall III - Marija GRIKEVIČIŪTĖ, double-bass, percussion, voice
Wall IV - Mihai SOROHAN, trumpet, percussion, voice
Wall V - Justinas MAČYS, flute, percussion, voice
Presented at the Music Laboratory Network THE PROCESS, September 12, 2009, Trade Union Palace (Mykolaičio-Putino Str. 5, Vilnius)
Premiere - 2rd Contemporary opera festival NOA (New Opera Action), April 2, 2009, Arts Printing House, Black Hall (Šiltadaržio St. 6, Vilnius)
Duration - 60 min.
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