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Do, 03/11/2022, 20:00 Uhr
Musiktheater / Oper


Musiktheater von Marie-Ève Signeyrole und Keyvan Chemirani

Two women meet and fall in love. Not such an extraordinary event, one might suppose, except this is happening in Teheran, where society is pitted with contradictions. Female students, who make up a huge share of university undergraduates, are subject to laws that penalise women for not wearing a headscarf in public. Alcohol consumption is strictly prohibited, yet an active nightlife has developed behind closed doors across the Iranian capital. French director Marie-Ève Signeyrole and French-Iranian composer Keyvan Chemirani have immersed themselves in this world of ambiguities to produce NEGAR, a work of musical theatre exploring clandestine love as an act of protest against a regime and its moral code. In his score Keyvan Chemirani fuses different cultures and styles, with musicians playing traditional Persian instruments in the company of members of the Deutsche Oper Berlin orchestra. Singers from the ensemble perform alongside guests of the likes of Golnar Shahyar, an artist who grew up in Teheran and combines the music of her Persian homeland with jazz and improvised song.

Keyvan Chemirani appears at international venues both as a tombak percussionist, usually as part of his Chemirani trio, but also alongside big jazz names like Sylvain Luc, Didier Lockwood and Louis Sclavis, in world-music line-ups and with Old Music companies. Chemirani has a lengthy back catalogue that includes “Le Rythme de la Parole” (2004), “Battements au Coeur de L’Orient” recorded with Pandit Anindo Chatterjee (2007) and “Avaz” (2014). Film maker Marie-Ève Signeyrole is a leading light in a new generation of international directors of opera. In 2020 she presented BABY DOLL at the Deutsche Oper Berlin.

Keyvan Chemirani, Komposition
Marie-Ève Signeyrole, Inszenierung, Text
Sonia Hossein-Pour, Text, Dramaturgische Beratung
Fabien Teigné, Bühne
Yashi,, Kostüme
Laurent La Rosa, Video
Marie-Ève Signeyrole, Video
Dorothea Hartmann, Dramaturgie
Konstantin Parnian, Dramaturgie
Katarina Bradic
Arianna Manganello
Dean Murphy
Golnar Shahyar
Julian Arsenault
Keyvan Chemirani and friends
Musiker*innen des Orchesters der Deutschen Oper Berlin
Efrén López, Târ, Rébab, Saz
Farhang Moshtagh, Kementché
Sylvain Barou, Flöte, Ney, Pipe, Duduk


  • Tischlerei der Deutschen Oper Berlin
  • Bismarckstraße 35, Berlin
  • Ticketpreis: 20,00 / ermäßigt 10,00
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