Brandt Brauer Frick, Martin Butler, Sebastian Hanusa, Studio Shan Blume, And Beyond Studios, Matthias Engler, Claron McFadden, Amber Vineyard, Seth Carico, Alexander Geist, Alex Mugler, Frederik Quinones, Tarren Johnson
World Premiere: October 1st
Further Playdates: October 2, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15
Gianni is a new contemporary Opera by German electronic music ensemble BRANDT BRAUER FRICK together with English artist and stage director MARTIN BUTLER, inspired by the life and death of Fashion legend Gianni Versace.
This story of mythic proportions is staged within the setting of a vogue ballroom, mixing opera with club and pop music, vogue-ing subcultures with classic Greek Tragedy, to create a contemporary fashion parable.
The piece is performed live by BRANDT BRAUER FRICK & MATTHIAS ENGLER together with world renowned Soprano CLARON McFADDEN, Deutsche Oper's award-winning Baritone SETH CARICO, international Morose disco star ALEXANDER GEIST, Holland's Vogue housemother AMBER VINEYARD, leading Vogue dancers from Paris, Stockholm and New York: ALEX MUGLER, FREDERIK QUINONES and TARREN JOHNSON. With the stage design coming from Berlin based STUDIO SHAN BLUME and costumes from Dutch design studio AND BEYOND.
Butler and Brandt Brauer Frick will take the public into the underbelly of the fashion world, a world of hedonism and celebrity, of false gods, of super models and decadence.
But with every bright tale of success there lies a darker story undernearth the surface: Gianni Versace was tragically murdered by male prostitute and serial killer Andrew Cunanan, who believed passionately in the credo of money, sex, wealth and glamour - a belief system that Gianni Versace built his empire upon, ultimately leading to his downfall.
Music: Brandt Brauer Frick
Concept and Direction: Martin Butler
Libretto: Martin Butler, DC Miller, Amber Vineyard
Dramaturgy: Sebastian Hanusa
Cast, Infos and TICKETS: http://www.deutscheoperberlin.de/en_EN/calendar/gianni.13814567
"Fashion has no seasons
It's the moon that drives the tides
It's a full moon
It's a cruel moon
It's a blood moon
Tonight - GIANNI"