AFEKT 2016

ENMT is giving the Estonian premier of ATTHIS, an operatic scene for soprano and chamber ensemble, yet another masterpiece by the Austrian maestro Georg Friedrich Haas. As well as world premier of “six last words Throeau” by Toivo Tulev.

Soloist: Kädy Plaas

Austrian animation artist and filmmaker  Rainer Kohlberger is providing the real-time visuals and staging for the performance.

ATTHIS (2009) is a 40 minutes long scene for soprano and chamber ensemble a masterpiece by the Austrian maestro Georg Friedrich Haas. The love-poems Sappho sang to other women on the island of Lesbos more than two and a half thousand years ago have become world-famous; although they only survive in fragments, they have never ceased to fascinate composers.

Premier to take place at the newly inaugurated Estonian National Museum in Tartu on 20th of October, as a part of AFEKT festival. Tickets available here. Special tickets including return transport to Tartu, museum visit and meeting with composers here.

On October 19th, a seminar featuring presentations by Georg Friedrich Haas, Toivo Tulev, Rainer Kohlberger and Arash Yazdani takes place at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, proceeding with round table discussion by artists and moderated by conductor Arash Yazdani. Attendance is free to the public.