supported by the Mayor of Berlin – Senate Chancellery – Cultural Affairs, and the District of Pankow
GUNFIGHTER NATION (première 10th November 2016) deals with the American myth of the Frontier
This spectacular Western-Opera digs under the surface of familiar Wild West clichés on a search for meanings, blessings and curses that have been accumulated by the true and fictitious stories surrounding the European settlement of the North American continent from the 19th century to the present day. Legends of the "civilization of a wilderness" are re-told through music theatre by an ensemble committed to the pioneering spirit of the first settlers, conquering all unknown territories before them. This installation performance creates an opera in the form of a "Living-Museum", an experience that brings alive the connection between history and the present. First performed just in time to welcome of the new US President and for the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, GUNFIGHTER NATION forms a chilling reminder that the Iron Curtain was far from being the Final Frontier.