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Discussion "OPERA / (NON-) OPERA. A SEARCH FOR IDENTITY"

Monday, 16 April, 6 p.m.
Reading Room of the Contemporary Art Center (Vokiečių St. 2)


Nowadays, the limits of musical works are not only expanding, but also assimilating, eroding, or even interacting with one another. In the public discourse, with the increasing rise of questions about opera - an essentially synthetic genre, which combines a multitude of different artistic branches - situation, relevance, "death" and "rebirth" - we invite you to express your opinions in the discussion "Opera / (Non-) Opera. A Search for Identity". We are deliberately holding the discussion at the start of the NOA festival. We hope that the sharing of opinions will benefit young critics from the contest, will become a kind of signpost for the audience of the NOA festival, and will undoubtedly encourage reconceptualization of this stage genre in the contexts of contemporary art and society development.

Participants of the discussion are: theater critic Vaidas Jauniškis, music critic Lina Navickaitė-Martinelli, authors of NOA festival operas, young opera critics, musicians, theater goers, literary artists, audiences.

 

There will also be a meeting / discussion club during the festival, where the audience will be able to hear all the authors of the works presented by the NOA, and ask them questions. Discussions are moderated by musicologist Rasa Murauskaitė.

Meeting-discussion with the creative team of the opera "To the Lighthouse":
Sunday, April 15, 2018, after the 7 p.m. presentation, at the Arts Printing House cafè.

Meeting-discussion with the creative team of the sound installation-performance "Olympian Machine":
Tuesday, April 17, 2018, after the 7 p.m. presentation, at the Arts Printing House cafè.

Meeting-discussion with the creative team of opera-art installation "Honey, Moon!":
Thursday, April 19, 2018, after the 9 p.m. presentation, at the Contemporary Art Center Main hall.

Meeting-discussion with the creative team of chamber opera "α":
Friday, April 20, 2018, after the 8 p.m. presentation, at the Arts Printing House cafè.

Meeting-discussion with the creative team of the opera "Sun and Sea":
Saturday, April 21, 2018, after the 3 p.m. video screening, at the Contemporary Art Center Cinema hall.

Meeting-discussion with the creative team of baroque theater noise machines performance "Bad Weather":
Sunday, April 21, 2018, after the 8 p.m. presentation at the Second Stage of Lithuanian National Drama Theater.

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