BMF 2016 – Apolloopera

Slovak Philharmonic Choir, Marek Piaček, Jozef Chabroň, Albert Hrubovčák, Michal Motýľ, Štefan Bučko

Slovak Philharmonic Choir, Marek Piaček, Jozef Chabroň, Albert Hrubovčák, Michal Motýľ, Štefan Bučko

Watch

Sunday 20 November, 2016, 4.00 PM
Concert Hall of Slovak Philharmonic

Performers

Slovak Philharmonic Choir
Jozef Chabroň – conductor
Martin Ondriska – libretto, dramaturgy
Marek Piaček – libretto
Marold Langer Philippsen – libretto
Štefan Bučko – narrator
Albert Hrubovčák – trombone
Michal Motýľ – trombone

Program

Marek Piaček – Apolloopera

Apolloopera, a melodrama depicting a bombing for choir, narrator and trombone is based on a true event – on June 16, 1944 the Allies bombed the Bratislava refinery Apollo. The plot includes real news from the life of the interwar multilingual city of Bratislava related to Apollo. The daily life is confronted here with the strained events of the 1940s. Apolloopera does not deal with political affairs. The depicted civil life of “Apollo people” may be a metaphor for any human being and his/her powerless existence facing dehumanization and technocratic “complex solutions” of the problems of the entire society. The libretto draws from archive material supplemented by period poetry and the author’s allusions to various poetic and prosaic styles.

Videorecording

Václav Frkal – sound, lights
Stano Beňačka – camera, editor
Peter Gonda – IT supervisor
Marek Piaček – video director, post-production

A Slovak Philharmonic Production © 2016

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