Alchemy

Due to the spread of SARS-CoV-2 the world première of Alchemy is cancelled.

A melodrama/opera by Roald Hoffmann and Oliver Peter Graber

A female supercomputer called “ADA” with a propensity for poetry, the tension between theory and experiment, ethics and the urge to explore, art and science, and sounds based on “chemical data” – these are just some of the components awaiting the audience at the world premiere of the melodrama/opera Alchemy.

Both Oliver Peter Graber (music and overall concept) and Roald Hoffmann (text) are united by a particularly intensive interdisciplinarity. Hoffmann, who received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1981, is passionately dedicated to literary creation, Graber seeks to draw a close connection between musical composition and imaging methods in the neurosciences.

The equally international ensemble includes the soprano singer Elisabeth Pratscher-Musil from Austria, a young acting company from Romania, and the composer himself on keys and electronics.

Roald Hoffmann
© Gary Hodges
Oliver Peter Graber
Elisabeth Pratscher-Musil