From the peephole to the playmate - Mauricio Kagel's "Staatstheater" in Berlin's Ballhaus Ost


Peter Pachl
Neue Musik Zeitung
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Mauricio Kagel's stage work "Staatstheater", commissioned by the Hamburg State Opera in 1967 and realized by the composer himself, is now being discussed by the independent group Opera Lab with two veteran fighters from the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Catherine Gayer and Klaus Lang in the main roles. [...] Faithful representations of operatic, vocal and instrumental music, theatre and dance are presented panoptically in the ballroom. [...] The Elders applaud from the stage and initiates the friendly applause from the premiere audience.

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