Lotte de Beer

Stage director

Clara S. – 2007

Oper Leipzig/Korzo – Together with composer Nicoleta Chatzapoulou I adapted Jelinek’s play Clara S into a new Music theatre piece. The cynical humor of this piece describing the desperate state of Clara Schumann trapped in a world where a woman cannot be an artist but a mother, saint or a whore turned, out to be a very inspiring bases for a short piece with a prepared piano, a soprano, counter tenor, child soprano and a bass. It played both in Den Haag at Korzo and in Oper Leipzig, where it was programmed in doublebill with Peter Konwitschny’s ‘Ich habe Genug”.

Clara S: Composer: Nicoleta Chatzapoulou- Libretto: adaptation of Elfriede Jelineks play Clara S. by Lotte de Beer – regie: Lotte de Beer Producer: Productiehuis Korzo Revival at Oper Leipzig