opera

The Man Who Tamed the Lightning

17. 10. 2024 I 11.00

The Man Who Tamed the Lightning

Opera in ten scenes

Librettist Robert Mraček

The Slovenian opera entitled The Man Who Tamed the Lightning is aimed at upper primary and secondary school students. In ten scenes, it depicts the most important stages in the life of one of the most famous scientists and inventors of modern times, Nikola Tesla. The composer and librettist Robert Mraček drew on his research into Tesla’s life and his experimental work in the field of electromagnetism. The opera aims to highlight the pitfalls of progress and the misunderstanding of a genius whose ideas were exploited by capitalism and neoliberal society for their own benefit rather than for the good of humanity and our planet. The opera’s music, which features numerous visual effects, uses original musical codes in the form of leitmotifs and reminiscences that appeal convincingly to young audiences and invite them to search for scientific and social truths themselves.

Thu, 17. 10. 2024 11.00 Ondina Otta Klasinc Hall
Sat, 19. 10. 2024 17.00 Ondina Otta Klasinc Hall
for MLADINSKI GLEDALIŠKI ABONMA
Premiere
17. 10. 2024,
Ondina Otta Klasinc Hall
Duration


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Conductor

Creators

Set designer
Matic Kašnik
Projection designer
Rok Predin
Costume designer
Suzana Rengeo
Lighting designer
Sašo Bekafigo
Sound designer
Grega Mendaš
Chorus-mistress
Zsuzsa Budavari Novak
Language consultant
Benjamin Virc
Assistant director
Tim Ribič
Choreographer
Cleopatra Purice

Director

Conductor

Creators

Set designer
Matic Kašnik
Projection designer
Rok Predin
Costume designer
Suzana Rengeo
Lighting designer
Sašo Bekafigo
Sound designer
Grega Mendaš
Chorus-mistress
Zsuzsa Budavari Novak
Language consultant
Benjamin Virc
Assistant director
Tim Ribič
Choreographer
Cleopatra Purice

Director

Conductor

Creators

Set designer
Matic Kašnik
Projection designer
Rok Predin
Costume designer
Suzana Rengeo
Lighting designer
Sašo Bekafigo
Sound designer
Grega Mendaš
Chorus-mistress
Zsuzsa Budavari Novak
Language consultant
Benjamin Virc
Assistant director
Tim Ribič
Choreographer
Cleopatra Purice

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