Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Cody Quattlebaum in world premiere of "Der Traum von Dir"

Cody Quattlebaum in Der Traum von Dir
Cody Quattlebaum, who recently joined the ensemble at the Zurich Opera, will be featured in the world premiere of Swiss composer Xavier Dayer’s Der Traum von Dir (The Dream of You). The chamber opera is based on the famous novella Letter from an Unknown Woman by Stefan Zweig, and tells the story of an obsessive, unfulfilled love relationship between a young woman and a writer.  

There will be four performances on the company's Studio stage between December 2-9 and tickets are available online.

The story reveals the interaction between different layers of reality, in which the few real encounters of the couple are interlaced with manipulative, invented realities, wistful visions, amorous ecstasy and desperate loneliness. The unnamed female protagonist is split into a threefold ego, and in nine scenes traces the frenetic states of mind induced by an ecstatic love, which has possibly only existed in the head of the protagonist. 

Cody Quattlebaum in Der Traum von Dir
The opera is cast for three female voices, baritone and six instruments. The female voices are performed by Soyoung Lee, Hamida Kristoffersen and Kismara Pessatti.

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