Birmingham Opera Company to produce Stockhausen world premiere for the London 2012 Festival
Birmingham Opera Company today announced the first complete performances of MITTWOCH/WEDNESDAY – the final opera of Karlheinz Stockhausen’s monumental opera cycle LICHT/LIGHT - as part of the London 2012 Festival this summer.
This will be the first time that all six parts of this opera featuring two choirs, flying solo instrumentalists, live electronic and acoustic music and a string quartet streamed live from four flying helicopters will be staged together.
The performance of MITTWOCH AUS LICHT/WEDNESDAY FROM LIGHT, which lasts approximately 6 hours, will take place in August as part of the London 2012 Festival at the Argyle Works, a former chemical plant in the middle of Birmingham and the venue for Birmingham Opera Company’s production of Verdi’s Othello which was broadcast on BBC2.
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