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We had to exist, now we have to die, Szymon Adamczak in Nowa Siła Krytyczna


„Ophelia” spectacle directed by Monika Dobrowlañska and “The four last songs” stage designed by Rudi van Dantzig in The Grand Theatre in Poznañ. A review by Szymon Adamczak in Nowa Siła Krytyczna.
Prasqual’s opera was made by Monika Dobrowlańska very skillfully and consequently in any respect. The musicians conducted by Mieczysław Nowakowski are not directly accompanied by electronic sounds – these sounds make interludes between subsequent scenes. The visual materials presented simultaneously on stage enrich the scenic narration by an additional dimension. They show the real world outside: a river (so clearly associated with Ophelia’s fate) a meadow (initially a stable picture gets broken through by appearance of sinister red stains which resemble blood) as well as a forest (the camera is run in a chaotic way, the wood structure seems as confusing as the relationships between “Ophelia” characters). A praise for Petra Korink for her minimalistic stage design.

Szymon Adamczak
Nowa Siła Krytyczna
15-03-2011

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