Reporting directly from the production set, I will draw the behind the scenes of “Orfeo”, by Susanne Kennedy, Suzan Boogaerdt, Bianca van der Schoot, with the Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop, that will be performed between 18-20, 26-27, 30 September and 1-4 October at Martin-Gropius-Bau. The notable element of this production is that it is conceived as a parcours, resulting in an immersive experience – the set is built as a succession of different rooms that the viewer/immerser will explore, one by one, meeting (several) Eurydikes and Orfeos. The music, played for 9 hours straight, derives from Monteverdi’s “L’Orfeo”.

As an observer, I will have the chance to see how all this is put together, from technical to formal.

Gallery 1. The idea of the production/On the set

Gallery 2. The rooms, work in progress

The Orfeo Chronicles will be continued until the premiere of “Orfeo” on 18 September, 2015. More drawings by Alex Bodea on her blog Chronicler of Short Lived Moments.