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June 3, 2005
Nico. Sphinx aus Eis
Composer:Ari Benjamin Meyers
Librettist:Ari Benjamin MeyersHans-Georg WegnerNina GühlstorffWerner Fritsch
Synopsis
The celebrated German author Werner Fritsch created a theater monologue on which Ari Benjamin Meyers based the libretto. The entire opera takes place as Nico lies dying on a boiling hot Ibiza street. In the delirium of her last moments there appears to her three strange figures who reveal themselves to be gods, mythic figures: Aphrodite, the godess of beauty, Dionysos, the god of intoxication and excess, and Persephone, the godess of destruction and of the underworld. These gods lead Nico on one last journey through the various stations and relationships of her life and accompany her on her quest to be reunited with her one true love: Jim Morrison.

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Approximate Runtime (hh:mm)
01:14

Musical Style
The composer's attempt was to try to create a kind of modern baroque opera. The forms are therefore all based on Baroque forms, while the instrumentation and writing is more agressive and at times has an almost rock-music like character. The vocal wr

Vocal & Musical Forces
Sop, Mez, Alt, Ct-Ten //Violin, Cello, Klav/Harm, E-Guit

Original Cast
Sabine Brohm as Nico, Martin Wölfel as Dionysos/Jim Morrison, Stefanie Jonas as Aphrodite/young Nico, Barabara Hoehne as Persephone/Diva Nico



 
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