Opera 10 kasininkių, prekybos centro garsams ir fortepijonui
Have a good day!
Opera for 10 cashiers, supermarket sounds and piano
von by Vaiva Grainytė, Lina Lapelytė, Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė / Lithuania
Lithuanian with English and German surtitles
Dressed in uniform smocks with chirping barcode scanners on their knees, ten cashiers mechanically greet with: »Hello! Thank you! Have a good day!« The everyday sounds of the supermarket worldwide. A young artist trio has developed a minimalist opera and concert performance from these utterances in which individual voices occasionally rise above the choral workplace ritual.
A mosaic of nearly archetypal biographies emerges in which the women divulge their hopes and disappointments, come to terms with their work and rebel against proscribed pathways in life. The banal day-to-day among the lettuce and refrigerators, colleagues, boss, and family becomes material for their arias that sound definitively contemporary. With humor and irony, the small opera for 10 cashiers, supermarket sounds and piano takes a critical look at today’s work environment and consumer society.
With this chorus of ten cashiers, the three young artists paint a picture of the social landscape of Lithuania. The author Vaiva Grainytė wrote the libretto. The composer and performer Lina Lapelytė frequently tests the possibilities of voice and song in her work. Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė studied film- and theatre directing at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre in Vilnius and in London. In addition to film work, she experiments primarily with the relationship between documentation and fiction in her work for the stage.
Direction & Stage Design Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė
Libretto Vaiva Grainytė
Composition Lina Lapelytė
Lighting Design Eugenijus Sabaliauskas
Sound Engineering Arūnas Zujus
with Svetlana Bagdonaitė, Liucina Blaževič, Veronika Čičinskaitė-Golovanova, Lina Dambrauskaitė, Rita Račiūnienė, Rima Šovienė, Kristina Svolkinaitė, Lina Valionienė, Vida Valuckienė, Milda Zapolskaitė
Piano Dmitrij Golovanov
Live Electronics Lina Lapelytė
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