The world premiere of Christian Steinhäuser´s “Eine Entortung Dass Die Welt Sein Mag” formed the second half of the Deutsche Opera Berlin’s 2013/2014 two-part season opener, “Himmelsmechanik-Eine Entortung” (“Celestial Mechanics—Displaced and Relocated”) on August 22. With lyrics by Christiane Neudecker, the opera begins as the audience and the singers meet passing through a labyrinth of video and sound. For the finale, a circular army of 80 speakers surrounds the audience, with “broken celestial mechanics” being represented by the sound coming in waves all around them. dasDUR, Deutsche Opera Berlin and Artistic Director Sven Sören Beyer and his phase7 team created the new musical interface using the latest technology and inspired by the the work of the European Organization for Nuclear Research.


Production phase7 performing.arts
Music Director Kevin McCutcheon
Artistic Director Sven Sören Beyer
Composition Christian Steinhäuser dasDUR
Libretto Christiane Neudecker
Software Artist Frieder Weiss
Video Artist Hajo
Rehm Safy Etiel
Dramaturgy Anne Oppermann & Dorothea Hartmann
Sound Supervisor Marc Eisenschink dasDUR