ALCINA (G.F. Händel)
by Zoe Leutnant and Sascha Kircher
ALCINA (G.F. Händel) - Performance in the context of the music theater workshop
Cooperation with the Academy of Music "Hanns Eisler
Theater is an art form that can only be created in community. At the Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin we do not have the possibility to organize our own performances and thus to examine the students' work under real conditions.
For this reason, the Department of Stage and Costume Design cooperates with the Directing Department of the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music every winter semester. In order to realize the sometimes demanding and elaborate productions, the commitment of the entire department is necessary.
Within the framework of the so-called music theater workshop, the students of the Academy of Art design and realize the scenery and costumes for the student opera performances on the studio stage. In doing so, they work in teams with the directing students of the Academy of Music. The students of stage and costume design conceived, designed and realized the sets and costumes for 3 scenes each from DON GIOVANNI (W.A. Mozart) and ALCINA (G. F. Händel). It is staged, sung and performed by the students of the Academy of Music.
Prof. Stefan Hageneier
Alcina's world is utopia, vision and intoxication at the same time. All follow her laws. Alcina appears powerful and strong. Blinded and seduced by Alcina, the newcomers submit to her rule voluntarily at first; later, compulsion follows. But with the arrival of Ruggiero something begins to change, Alcina's system wavers and the old rules no longer apply. Alcina's power is called into question. How far will Alcina go to preserve her world? What follows the utopia?
Zoe Leutnant und Sascha Kircher
Director: Lea Willeke
Stage: Zoe Leutnant
Costumes: Sascha Kircher
dramaturgy: Marlene Schleicher
Alcina: Sonja Isabel Reuter
Ruggiero: Yingsi He
Melisso: Spyros Papadatos
Harpsichord: Zhifeng Hu, Omi Sahara
Cello: Young Yin Lee, Minjeong Kim
Lighting Inspice: Milena Wilke
Photos: Janick Entremont