War Sum Up

Opera Manga

Music. Manga. Machine.

War is as simple and as complicated as man itself. The nature of war is ever-changing, adapting to the era’s usable weapons and to the culture within which it takes place. War develops new technology, new strategies, new opinions.

War Sum Up is inspired by the Japanese powerful expressions of poetry, pop, precision and brutality. 12 singers and a striking light design gives a powerful visual impression of the nature of war. Follow the Warrior, the Spy and the Soldier through their transformation into a world of light and dark, battle and death. From man to machine, to statue, ghost and fantasy heroine. Three stories in XL of glorification and abomination.

2012 : Danish Opera of the year / Latvian Performance of the year
2012 : Set design award by Danish Reumert-committee.
Running time : 70 minutes

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PAST DATES

  • 2017-11-24 00:00:00 - Théâtre de Caen, Festival Les Boréales, Caen - France
  • 2015-06-27 00:00:00 - Macao Cultural Centre, Macao - China
  • 2015-03-20 00:00:00 2015-03-22 00:00:00 - National Performing Arts Center, Taipei - Taiwan
  • 2014-03-22 00:00:00 - Theater aan de Parade, Den Bosch - The Netherlands
  • 2014-03-21 00:00:00 - Odeon de Spiegel, Zwolle - The Netherlands
  • 2014-03-20 00:00:00 - Lucent Danstheater, Den Haag - The Netherlands
  • 2013-11-01 00:00:00 2013-11-02 00:00:00 - Next Wave Festival, Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York - USA
  • 2013-09-11 00:00:00 - Transart, Teatro Comunale, Bolzano - Italy
  • 2013-04-10 00:00:00 - Théâtre de Nîmes, Nîmes - France
  • 2013-04-06 00:00:00 2013-04-07 00:00:00 - Le Volcan, Le Havre - France
  • 2012-11-23 00:00:00 2012-11-24 00:00:00 - Materia Prima Festival, Krakow - Poland
  • 2012-10-10 00:00:00 - Budapest Fall Festival, National Theatre, Budapest - Hungary
  • 2012-06-05 00:00:00 - Riga's Opera Festival, Riga - Lettonie
  • 2012-05-25 00:00:00 - Brighton Dome, Brighton Festival, Brighton - UK
  • 2012-04-29 00:00:00 - Royal Danish Opera, Copenhagen - Denmark
  • 2011-11-11 00:00:00 2011-11-12 00:00:00 - The Royal Danish Theatre, Copenhagen - Denmark
  • 2011-10-27 00:00:00 2011-10-28 00:00:00 - Musikhuset Aarhus, Aarhus - Denmark
  • 2011-10-25 00:00:00 - Odense Theatre, Odense - Belgium
  • 2011-10-16 00:00:00 2011-10-17 00:00:00 - Latvian National Opera, Riga - Latvia
  • 2011-09-08 00:00:00 2011-09-09 00:00:00 - Oslo Contemporary Music Festival, Oslo - Norway
  • 2011-09-02 00:00:00 2011-09-03 00:00:00 - Latvian National Opera, Riga - Latvia

CREDITS

Performed by the Latvian Radio Choir
Conductor : Kaspars Putnins / Sigvards Klava
Director : Kirsten Dehlholm
Music : The Irrepressibles and Santa Ratniece with Gilbert Nouno
Libretto from classic Noh theatre edited by Willie Flindt
Concept : Willie Flindt and Kirsten Dehlholm
Musical direction : Kaspars Putnins
Costumes : Henrik Vibskov
Light design : Jesper Kongshaug
Set design : Kirsten Dehlholm, Willie Flindt, Jesper Kongshaug
Manga drawings : Hikaru Hayashi
Director’s assistant : Jon R. Skulberg

Production : Hotel Pro Forma
Coproduction : Latvian Radio Choir, Latvian National Opera and Hotel Pro Forma. In cooperation with Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival, Concert Hall Aarhus, Royal Danish Theatre and Odense Theatre. Supported by Nordic Culture Point, Bikubenfonden, Oticon Fonden and Konsul Georg Jorck and Hustru Emma Jorcks Fond. MAC Cosmetics is a performance partner.