Maniozis - 2
Duration: One act without an intermission
The premiere took place on 11 January 2018.
Comments by composer Vladimir Rannev on Alexander Belousov’s opera Maniozis – 2:
"This is a fantastically arranged world of sounds, words, gestures, light, and scenic objects. Music here is not merely music, but rather a fully organized compound of theatrical fabric - everything is subordinated to the composer’s game of playing with event-impulses that are positioned precisely at the right time and place. Because of this, the bilingual text (German and Russian) acquires a semantic layering: some things are perceived as revelations, some as sarcasm, still others as indistinguishable "noises of the tongue." For all this production’s brightness, color and numerous events - occasionally even filled with unabashed trash - the composer tries on for size not only the role of the creator, but also the observer of what he created, and is able to create a strong sense of meditative detachment."
Libretto: Andrey Iryshkov