composition: Elisa Quarello
text: Jakob Nolte
conductor: Manuel Nawri
direction: Franziska Guggenbichler Beck
Valentina Stadler [Edda]
Suzanne Fischer [Katja]
Mathias Monrad Möller [Kasse]
Jeongwhan Sim [Thomas]
Xenia Romashova [Frieda]
Anna Schors [Edda-Double]
Rebecca Koch [Katja-Double]
Lukas Schmülling [Thomas I-Double],
Dirk Girschik [Thomas II-Double]
stage design: Kerstin Laube
costumes: Maria Wolgast
musical assistance: Musashi Baba
repetition: Sua Baek
assistant direction: Anna-Sophie Weber
assistant stage : Ev Benzing
light design: Ismael Schott
Steffen Hoppe, André Fuhrmann
sound: Jonas Diestelmeier
make up: Helga Jähnick, Anke Stahnke,
Matthias Jander, Manfred Mödig
Dramaturgy: Curt A. Roesler
Pictures: Janine Escher
In the context of the „Neue Szenen II“, a composition competition, initiated by the Deutsche Oper Berlin, I premiered the short opera OHIO in April 2015.
It is but an energetic music, combined with a clever, ambiguous and hilarious libretto.
During the production I produced and directed film in the district of Neukölln.
Berlin after the fall of the Berlin Wall. As a former agent, Edda looks back into a life of lies. She tries to put a terrible end to the persistent voices of guilt and fear in her head. What happened yesterday is not over. Katja, her daughter, has no idea when she wakes up on a gray morning and becomes the target of a perfidious struggle between Edda, Frieda and Thomas, all trying to hide some dark chapter of their past.
Our reality sometimes is dizzying. What should we believe in? What should we choose?
Do you know why some are just disappearing and the others suddenly appear out of nowhere?