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Saara Autere

Obsessions

With ›Obsessions‹, devised as a conceptual opera piece, Oblivia dive into the personal as well as political obsessions that drive us.

In movement, gestures and text fragments and to the acoustic and electronic soundscape of the original score by composer Yiran Zhao, the performers shift between ages and places. They pursue recurring patterns of those obsessed with power and those hungry for freedom, all the while revolving around mankind’s never-ending obsession with itself. Within the production’s structure, Obsessions is newly created at every place as local co-production partners as well as local singers and musicians join the team.

Working group
Performers: Alice Ferl, Timo Fredriksson, Annika Tudeer and musicians and singers from Theater Bremen and Oper Wuppertal
Concept & devising: Oblivia working group
Performance dramaturgy: Anna-Maija Terävä
Light design: Meri Ekola
Costume design: Tua Helve
Composition, sound design, and live electronic: Yiran Zhao
Supporting communication & text Germany: Nassrah-Alexia Denif
Communications Finland: RÖD/ Katja Tolonen and Jenni Salminen
Production management: Jenny Nordlund

Co-producers
A co-production of Theater Bremen and Oper Wuppertal with Oblivia as part of NOperas!, the funding initiative of the Fonds Experimentelles Musiktheater of NRW KULTURsekretariat and Kunststiftung NRW.

Supporters
Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Helsinki City, Svenska kulturfonden, TINFO – Theatre Info Finland/ MOTI funded by The Finnish Cultural Foundation.

Premiere | February 2022, Theater Bremen