After five years of successful work in primary schools, opus21musikplus’s education programme gave the world premiere of a contemporary children’s opera: Flying Carpet, in Munich in October 2013. In choosing the composers, each of whom are composing one short opera as part of the whole, it was important to Konstantia Gourzi to create a geographical connection to the Odyssey, and represent all the cultures found therein. These are: Judaism, represented by the composer Amos Elkana (b. 1967), who lives in Tel Aviv (Israel); Turkey/the Ottoman Empire, represented by the composer Sinem Altan, who was born in Ankara (Turkey) in 1985 and is now studying in Berlin; last but not least, Greece, represented by the composer Giorgos Koumendakis (b.1959), who lives and works in Athens.
Anna Stylianaki, soprano
Susanne Drexl, mezzo-soprano
Raphael Sigling, bass
Direction and choreography: Martina Veh
Set and costume design: Alexander Polzin
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World premiere: October 4th, 2013, Carl Orff Saal, Gasteig.
Further performances: October 5th and 6th.
The production was kindly supported by the Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung, Bayerischer Kulturfonds, Kulturreferat Münche, the Christoph und Stephan Kaske Stiftung, the Ingeborg Stachel-Stiftung, the Ingrid Werndl-Laue Stiftung, the Onassis Foundation, Aegean Airlines, the Isbank, Ausänderbeirat München as well as by private sponsors. Under the auspieces of Emilia Müller, Bayerische Staatsministerin für Bundes- und Europaangelegenheiten; Israeli Consulate General in Munich, Consulate General Dr. Dan Shaham; Greek Consulate General in Munich, Consulate General Sofia Grammata, and Consulate General of Turkey in Munich, Consulate General Kadir Hidayet Eriş.
Media partners: BR Klassik, The ELLMON
Cooperation partner: Hochschule für Musik und Theater München, Staatsoper München