WAGNER, wishes AND forbidden questions
Charlotte Engelkes continues to explore Richard Wagner’s world of opera– playful, deadly serious and totally bonkers. After the success with Miss Very Wagner and Siegfried – the Very Wagner Hero Hour it’s time for the Lohengrin Dreams– a piece about standing up for your dreams, then giving in to pressure and finally finding yourself asking the one question you have sworn never to ask: “Where do you come from?”
With three dancers, two acrobats and one opera singer, Engelkes presents her latest epic performance. The Lohengrin Dreams deals with the struggle between belief and doubt, fairy tale and sink realism, wrapped in wondrous and quaint aesthetic, to new written music and Wagner. Will the swan-borne hero ever show up? And from where? Could popping the question rather connect us than separate us?
The premiere of Engelkes performance will take place at Norrlandsoperan on 23 November 2019.