New Scenes III: "The puncture of the world"

An Opera Triptych
Deutsche Oper - Berlin 2017
The springboard into the creative process is provided by the legend-mongering surrounding the superdeep drilling project on Russia’s Kola Peninsula, where the talk is of a bore hole so deep that it has broken through to hell itself. The three works of musical theatre explore three very different instances of drilling. The theme can be interpreted in the widest possible sense and one work might, for example, look at the act of drilling into a human body to remove a human heart or the drilling of holes in the air. Drilling as a way to shed light on something leads to questions relating to the transparency of the individual, surveillance made possible by the collection of data, etc.
(Text source: Deutsche Oper - Berlin)