Opera The New Stage

Orango & Anti-Formalist Rayok

Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich


Musical preparation: Jan Kučera
Stage director: Sláva Daubnerová
Sets: Marija Havran
Costumes: Marija Havran
Dramaturgy: Pavel Graus
Lighting design: Pavel Kotlík
Videoart: Lukáš Kodoň
Chorus master: Marek Vorlíček

The Kühn Choir of Prague

Two extravagant Dmitry Shostakovich’s works give one of the possible answers to the question of what form should opera take after the final end of Romanticism. All that has remained from the ambitious avant-garde opus Orango, about a human-ape, is an eloquent fragment. The Antiformalist Rayok is the composer’s bitterly grotesque protest against the dunces controlling culture in the Soviet Union, and elsewhere too.

The opera is staged in russian original language and czech and english surtitles are used in the performance.
Approximate running time, including intermission: 1hour, 20 minutes, one 20-minute intermission.


Anti-Formalist Rayok






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