The play «Midnight»

The play «Midnight»



Co-production by Tilman Hecker, Lincy Paceinger and Arnaud Kraehan, RADIALSYSTEM V and Mozartsummer Mannheim. With the support of "Capital Cultural Fund, Berlin" and Watermill Center New York.

The play "Midnight" is based on Mozart's piano pieces by Wolfgang-Amadeus: arias for soprano and orchestra "Ah se in ciel, benigne stele", recitative and rondo "Non temee, amato bene" for soprano , piano and orchestra, the song "Sehnsucht nach dem Fruehling" ("Tosca in the spring"), a concert for piano and orchestra No. 27, a sonata for pianoforte No. 14 in C minor and fantasy for piano in C minor. But the audience will not hear this music.

How can music become visible? In the play "Midnight", using combinations of sounds, dance theater and experimental musical theater, Tilman Hecker and Lincy Pasinger visualize Mozart's four works on stage. Mozart's music is not so much audible as visible: the musical fragments are replaced by actors' movements, video and light, while the full sound scale accompanies the direction of the performance and reflects the structural interpretation of the musical score.

Premiere: March 6, 2016 on the stage of Radialsystem V (Berlin)
Duration: 1 hour without intermission

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