What happens when two people meet again after a long time? Half her life, Penelope waits for Ulysses to return, making longing her purpose in life, before Ulysses reappears after decades of war and errantry. But what has remained of the former intimacy? Is homecoming after the experiences still possible at all? And what does home mean for each individual?
The music theatre "RETURNING HOME", directed by Ludger Engels, explores these questions based on Claudio Monteverdi's opera "Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria” (1640), mirrored by Korean "Gagok" songs that were composed almost at the same time. The musical forms of expression, which at first glance seem so different and which deal in different ways with motifs of native land, foreign land and longing, meet in the musical and spatial dialogue of two ensembles, superimpose one another and coalesce. The protagonists move through newly emerging places of encounter, with themselves and the other - the one who is deviating from the familiar.
Regie Ludger Engels
Bühne & Kostüme Ric Schachtebek
Musikalische Leitung Tilman Kanitz
Dramaturgie Andri Hardmeier
Musikdramaturgie Sebastian Claren
Penelope Anna Radziejewska
Ulisse Eungkwang Lee
Gagok-Gesang Minhee Park
Percussion Woong Sik Kim
Haegeum Jieun Kang
Geomungo Joonyoung Kim
Daegeum Hong Yoo
mit Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop
Elektronik Sebastian Claren und Tilman Kanitz
Lichtdesign Arnaud Poumarat
Ton Lutz Nerger
Regieassistenz Sooeun Lee
Kostümassistenz Nora Scheve
Maske Adriana Metzlaff
Übertitel Su-Mi Jang
Dokumentation Katya Abramkina und Christina Voigt
Produktionsleitung Anna Bergel
30 Minuten vor Veranstaltungsbeginn findet eine Einführung mit Daniella Strasfogel im Foyer statt.
A production by Tongyeong International Music Festival and Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop in cooperation with Radialsystem. Funded by the Capital Cultural Fund and the Berlin Senate Department for Culture und Europw. Kindly supported by the Korean Cultural Center.