Music Theatre

Whatever Works

Satirical opera composed
by Manuela Kerer and Arturo Fuentes

Commissioned by netzzeit and WIEN MODERN
A coproduction by netzzeit, WIEN MODERN and Rabenhof Theater

07/08/12.Nov.2015 // 20:00
Rabenhof Theater

 

Libretto

Dimitré Dinev, based on a plot by Michael Scheidl

Musical director

Simeon Pironkoff

Staging

Michael Scheidl

Stage design

Nora Scheidl

Light design

Norbert Joachim

 

Singers
Sarah Maria Sun, soprano
Shira Karmon, soprano
Belinda Loukota, soprano/trouser role
Stefan Bleiberschnig, tenor
Martin Busen, bass
Vasily Koroshev, countertenor
Bibiana Nwobilo, soprano

PHACE
Klaus Haidl, lute & guitars
Caroline Mayrhofer, Petzold recorder
Thomas Wally, violin
Roland Schueler, cello
Stefan Obmann, trombone
Berndt Thurner, percussion & noise-man

What is missing?:  „A good politician will hold on to his deepest inner conviction, even if he runs the risk to be voted out for it.”

Minister for foreign affairs of the BRD, Hans Dietrich Genscher

Following Woody Allen´s film title „Whatever Works“ – but using the phrase in a satirical way in its opposite meaning, the opera deals with the subject of how a real public demand provokes a series of political actions that are not at all related to the initial problem, and that are completely useless for anybody, except for the career of one or more politicians, who use the occasion to accumulate more power, influence, reputation and to attract more media attention.

A story that stands as an example for a widespread way of political action – globally and regionally.

choir of victims:

We thank for aid,
we thank for benevolence,
we thank our party,
we thank our leaders,
we thank all donors,
they are like our brothers,
we thank all your countries,
we thank all your controllers.

choir of donors:

It is so great to help,
In light as well as in darkness,
It really gives us good vibes,
to know there are people
who are much worse off,
than we are.

Event Dates

November 2015
  • Date
    Project
    Location
  • 12.Nov.2015 20:00

    Whatever Works | Music theatre | Fuentes, Kerer

    Vienna, Rabenhof

    music theatre by Arturo Fuentes & Manuele Kerer

    Festival WIEN MODERN / NETZZEIT

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  • 08.Nov.2015 11:00

    Whatever Works | Music theatre | Fuentes, Kerer

    Vienna, Rabenhof

    music theatre by Arturo Fuentes & Manuele Kerer

    Festival WIEN MODERN / NETZZEIT

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  • 07.Nov.2015 20:00

    Premiere: Whatever Works | Music theatre | Fuentes, Kerer

    Vienna, Rabenhof

    music theatre by Arturo Fuentes & Manuele Kerer

    Festival WIEN MODERN / NETZZEIT

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