Opera based on the album Vespertine (2001)
Musical stage adaptation, arrangement and additional
music from “Himmelfahrt Scores”.
Premiere on May 26th, 2018.
A coproduction between Nationaltheater Mannheim
and Hotel Pro Forma
An album as an opera. Pop music is theatrical,
it lives on stories, constantly creating
new characters of art. In addition, no other style
has changed and influenced music reception so
enduringly as pop music. Most people can draw
biographical references on the map of pop music.
So, it seems high time to open the doors of
the opera to a new visitor. With its symphonic elements,
dramatic singing lines and ethereal choir
vocals, Vespertine seems to be the perfect model
for the complex project.
OehmsClassics begins the new partnership with
the Nationaltheater Mannheim (NTM Edition)
with a bang. Rarely has a premiere in Germany
experienced such a press echo as this, in May