A horror opera
- Karsten Fundal and Efterklang
- Ursula Andkjær Olsen
- Christian Lollike
- Marie Rosendahl-Chemnitz
- Lighting Design
- Anders Poll
- Efterklang and Katinka Fogh Vindelev (soprano, We Like We), Lisbeth Balslev (soprano), Casper Clausen (Efterklang), Nicolai Elsberg (bass, Spillemændene), Morten Grove Frandsen (countertenor)
- Co-production between
- Sort/Hvid and Copenhagen Opera Festival
A group of people have hidden beneath the surface. In a cultic universe where unknown forces rule and experiments are performed to obtain eternal life.
The audience is led through a labyrinth bunker. 1000 m2 built during the Cold War, with large metal doors, institutional pastel colors and tiles on the walls. An underground emergency hospital? A refuge for crippled, hopeful souls? A hidden prison?
Each of the underground residents has their own version of life underground.
The composers’ different backgrounds are represented in 11 highly melodic songs where the unruly and heartfelt lyrical universe is woven into an abstract musical space that blends the acoustic and the electronic.
The work spans radically different musical expressions, which will be performed by Efterklang with 8 additional musicians and the five singers: Katinka Fogh Vindelev (soprano, We Like We), Lisbeth Balslev (soprano), Casper Clausen (Efterklang), Nicolai Elsberg (bass, Spillemændene) and Morten Grove Frandsen (countertenor).
LEAVES is composed by Karsten Fundal and Efterklang and directed by Christian Lollike. Lyrics by Ursula Andkjær Olsen and set design by Marie Rosendahl Chemnitz.