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08. March 2014

Moskau Tscherjomuschki

Musical comedy by Dmitri Schostakowitsch

Young people looking for living quarters - but the cream of the crop has already gone. The »Soviet operetta« »Moskau Tscherjomuschki« which premiered in 1959, directly refers to a party campaign in which Soviet cities were restructured by relocating ...

Young people looking for living quarters - but the cream of the crop has already gone. The »Soviet operetta« »Moskau Tscherjomuschki« which premiered in 1959, directly refers to a party campaign in which Soviet cities were restructured by relocating inhabitants from densely populated urban quarters to new high-rise apartment complexes on the outskirts. The humorous staging of Faust prize winner Neco Çelik charms the audience by the inclusion of a participation project with Russian-German youths from Charlottenburg and the Jugendklub der Staatsoper (Charlottengrad). It dwells on the everyday problems of a »society in transition« which we can currently see in Germany as well.

For this social satire Dmitri Shostakovich helps himself from the light music of his time (popular music, operetta, film music and American musical), parodies traditional Russian music and the compositions of his musical ancestors (Glinka, Borodin, Tchaikovsky) and combines everything into a witty musical comedy with just a hint of romanticism.



    Sung in German
    approx. 2:30 h | including 1 interval | suitable for age 14 or older
    The operas for children and young people are supprted by BMW.
    This production was realised by the support of Allianz Kulturstiftung.
    The revival of this production is supported byBritta-Lohan-Gedächtnisstiftung.