Sat 26 01
8 pm


Karten 15 € | ermäßigt 12 €


Ludger Engels & Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop
RETURNING HOME © Sebastian Mayer
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

Framework programme

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.

RETURNING HOME © Sebastian Mayer

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