I ended last year and started this year with working A LOT on two opera projects.
Both of them will be premiering soon. One in March, the other in April.
My work on the puppets started months ago because it is always such a long process to find the right puppets and characters for the stories.
This means, first chance to see my puppets this year is at the Mecklenburgische Staatstheater. The opera is „Das schlaue Füchslein“ and I designed the puppets, the way of animating them and I bulit them. Uff.
I also was there for the start of the rehearsals and I think that this is going to be a super nice opera project. So if you have the chance to go and see it, do so.
THEN, the next opera is „Kapitän Nemo‘s Bibliothek“. It is based on the book by Per Olov Enquist and it‘s quite a tragic story about two children and how they need to grow up way too early and how everything breaks in their families and their surrounding. Sounds nice? Oh I bet it is. I am designing and creating the children for this opera and a few other puppets. It will be premiering on the 11th of April in Vienna with Neue Oper Wien.