Composer Georg Friedrich Haas on his new opera Morgen und Abend (The Royal Opera)

Composer Georg Friedrich Haas on his new opera Morgen und Abend (The Royal Opera)



if I would speak to somebody who has no musical experience just imagine a film and you hear the soundtrack of the film and but you don't see it you just follow the emotions of this soundtrack don't expect melodies don't expect harmonies just expect sound scapes I tried to create a musical language which is not based on notated structures but only based on the perception of the sound Martin happened morning and evening is an opera about the whole life of a person without telling anything about his life itself one of the sentences in the Opera is it's not easy to be born and it's not set but everybody knows it's also not easy to die of course I have no idea no real idea what will happen with us if we go from life to death but there was we know some experiences of people who were very near to this and they all speak about a strong light and I transformed this light and when I compose abstract music I have to create my story myself and it is never a story but you could tell easily in words if I write an opera I have separate and structure of Scylla battle and I just tried to follow the emotions of the text many of my pieces are using my curtains it does means these pitches will find between two keys on a piano in morning and evening I had a practical problem there's a large Orchestra to bring and large Orchestra to perform my curtains would need about 13 to 16 rehearsals and never would get them and therefore I decided to eliminate the my curtains as much as possible there's one singers are a beginner who has a lot of experiences by music and she can sing my photons and then some parts of the opera she is singing in six of tones and quarter tones I think if you're hiding opera you must be conscious there's a large open space for the realization of the stage and I only can hope and trust such a stage director and so actors there will fulfill the ideas and the targets of expression of

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