Prom 11 Stockhausen

Opened 19 Jul 2013
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Last summer Graham Vick's Birmingham Opera Company transformed a disused factory in Digbeth into the fantastical world of Karlheinz Stockhausen's epic opera Mittwoch aus 'Licht' with two bactrian camels, four helicopters and a wash of yellow light. Tonight Ex Cathedra and Jeffrey Skidmore revisit the babel tower of the opera's most dazzling section, Welt-Parlament (?World Parliament'): a multilingual a cappella tour de force of extended vocal techniques. Written 30 years earlier, Gesang der J?nglinge has been hailed as Stockhausen's first electronic masterpiece, a mind-popping sonic translation of the story of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. Finish time: approx. 23:30