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18. December 2013

Rotkäppchen

Musical theatre by Georges Aperghis for people aged 6 years or older

When the little girl with the red hood first meets the wolf, on the way to take cakes and butter to her grandmother, he seems very friendly. Unsuspecting, she explains her purpose and even shows the wolf the way to her grandmother’s home. She has no ...

When the little girl with the red hood first meets the wolf, on the way to take cakes and butter to her grandmother, he seems very friendly. Unsuspecting, she explains her purpose and even shows the wolf the way to her grandmother’s home. She has no idea how dangerous the wolf is and casually picks flowers along the way, walking headlong to her doom. She does not even become suspicious at her grandmother’s bedside when the voice and appearance differ so widely from how she remembers her grandmother.

Georges Aperghis, whose »Récitations« were staged in 2013 as part of the INFEKTION! festival in the Staatsoper, was born in Greece in 1945. At the age of 18 he moved to Paris and there started to write his first compositions as a self-taught composer. He is now considered one of the major pioneers in the field of experimental musical theatre; his works are inspired by John Cage and Mauricio Kagel.

»For me, the separation of music and theatre has never existed,« says Aperghis. The fairytale of Little Red Riding Hood is thus retold in a unique musical way: In this dreamlike production, the six musicians are transformed into actors, their instruments into characters, Little Red Riding Hood into the Big Bad Wolf and vice versa.


»DEFEND THE WOLF!«: A project of the Junge Staatsoper in collaboration with the Comenius Grundschule and the grund_schule der künste (UdK)
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