Suppose the world we live in had been ruled by women for centuries: Every war, every scientific discovery, every speech, every piece of music - the work of women! What kind of world would that be? The Berlin collective for contemporary opera*ette tutti d*amore transforms the eternally valid laws of male world domination into a matriarchy of extremes and makes them the starting point for the dramatic play development MAGNA MATER this summer.
Two antique stories about women written by men serve as the basis: the operettas DIE SCHÖNE GALATHÉE by Franz von Suppé and LYSISTRATA by Paul Lincke. tutti d*amore turns the tables and tells these stories from a female point of view. In MAGNA MATER, the audience, separated into camps, goes through a systematic course of privileges, oppression, violence and sexism. The fronts harden. A compromise does not seem to be in sight. Can perhaps only an apocalypse save us from ourselves?
Heart Chor was invited to join tutti d*amore in Berlin's ZIRKUS MOND for this apocalyptic-dionysian feast.
Photo by Cornelius Reitmayr
Photo by Matthias Pfänder
Tutti d*Amore is a Berlin-based music and theatre collective which cuts stale operas and operettas loose from their reputation as anachronistic, dry art forms and infuses them with authentic, bold flavour. We are a cocktail of professional artists from a variety of fields of theatre and music who want to do more with opera than simply present it in the traditional way. We take an opera, twist it, knead it, chop it up, and serve it crisp and piquant.
Above all, tutti d*amore wants its new and improved recipe for the old genre to suit a wide range of palates - and therefore puts on its productions in unconventional, often public spaces. Furthermore, it is organised as a collective with the aim of fostering a free and democratic way of working and performing. Despite the name, we do not sell fruit-flavoured food. We make opera accessible. Theatre, for everyone, for the price of a pineapple pizza.