The visitors move through the rooms of an apartment. Solos, Duos and larger ensembles are played parallel in three acts. […] This experimental music theatre draws on three clearly defined sources: the musical-postdramatic theatre, opera and classical contemporary music. Opera Lab Berlin is a sort of expert at creating a complex Gesamtkunstwerk. The music in ‚What is to be done? - A cabinet of curiosities‘ was not composed for this production, as would be the case in traditional music theatre. Instead it is comprised of compositions by various composers which are intended for the dramaturgic concept and interpreted scenically. If one is inclined, it is possible to draw a parallel between this form of mediated ‚poverty‘ and the ability of the cultural precariat to survive and be creative within hypercapitalism. Art always finds new ways. As can be seen in housing politics.