1st Festival 1991

Main programme


Sonntag 17. Nov. // 17.00 Uhr und 22.00 Uhr
Kellertheater

Annette Jahns, Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden


»Seltsame Kinder«

Soloabend nach Motiven aus Erzählungen von Ana Maria Matute



Idee, Inszenierung und Ausstattung:

Annette Jahns

Choreografische Mitarbeit:

Detlef Müller

Musik:

Karsten Gundermann, Georg Friedrich Händel, Fryderyk Chopin; Gerhard Winkler, Improvisationen

Filme:

Annette Jahns, Idee

Thomas Claus, Kamera

Gesang und Darstellung:

Annette Jahns

Musiker:

Karl Jungnickel (Schlagwerk), Jobst Schneiderat (Tasteninstrumente),
Ullrich Thiem (Violoncello)



Two years after her first solo performance »Spiegelungen« (»RefIections«), Annette Jahns launched her second production »Seltsame Kinder« (»Strange children«), based on stories by the Spanish writer Ana Maria Matute. The question, how do adults treat children, is answered bleakly in this piece with indifference, oppression, rejection and cruelty.


»The adult world and the world of children confront each other in these dramatic and musical improvisations, arias, segments of film and quotations ... The emphasis is on the musical side ... Performances like this are rare in the five new German states« (Frankfurter Rundschau, 10.07.1991).


Annette Jahns was born in Dresden in 1958; since 1986 she has sung alto in the Semperoper in her home town. Apart from her classical repertoire she has a particular liking for contemporary vocal music.