Dionysos Rising

Austrian Premiere: 19.09. 2019

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Claire Lefèvre

Claire is a French choreographer and performer, currently based in Vienna, Austria. Weaving together poetics and politics, her choreographic inquiry is an ever evolving process, driven by her curiosity about the body in a performance context. Claire’s work has been showcased in several festivals in Austria and internationally: TanzHaus Festival (AT) New Faces New Dances (AT) March Hare Festival (IS) Dance Days Chania (GR) TanzHafen (AT) Imagetanz (AT) Wien Modern (AT). In 2017 she was awarded the BKA Start Stipendium fur Musik und darstellende Kunst. She is the choreographer of "Dionysos Rising".


Zachary Wilson

After completing his education at the University of Northern Colorado, the lyric baritone Zachary Wilson was engaged in 2012 by Theater und Orchester Heidelberg. He also sang Archelao in Porpora’s Mitridate at the Winter in Schwetzingen baroque festival. He also sang the world premiere of Johannes Kalitzke’s new opera Pym as the bass in the solo vocal quartet. Mr. Wilson sang in many concerts, featuring pieces such as Magnificat D-Dur by CPE Bach, and Vespro di Natale by Claudio Monteverdi. He performed in J.S. Bach’s Magnificat and Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben with the Elbipolis Hamburger Barockorchester. Mr. Wilson will be Dionysos in "Dionysos Rising".


Ray Chenez

Ray Chenez was born in the town of Lockport, NY (USA), and completed his vocal studies at the State University of New York at Fredonia and Florida State University. Winner of the 2014 George London Award, he is in demand worldwide and has been called “luxury casting” by the New York Times, having “excellent connection to text, superb vocal control and spotless diction” by Opera News, and having a “dramatic soprano voice which oozes potential” by Opera Britannia. In the 2018-19 Season, he makes his debut at Oper Frankfurt as Irina in a new production of Tri Sestry by Peter Eötvös. He will create two roles in world premieres - the role of Kalden/Ty in The Circle by Ludger Vollmer at the Deutsches Nationaltheater Weimar and the role of Ampelos in Dionysos Rising by Roberto David Rusconi in Trento.


Anna Quadratova

Anna Quadrátová was born in Prague and studied at the university for music and performing arts in Vienna. wurde in Prag geboren. She has attended masterclasses with Gabriele Lechner, Tamara Novichenko und Antonio Carangelo und has performed with Robert Holl or Robert Lehrbaumer. She sang Zerlina in Mozarts Don Giovanni, Mimì in La Bohème by Puccini, Emmeline in King Arthur by Purcell and Pamina in Die Zauberflöte by Mozart at the Schlosstheater Schönbrunn. In "Dionysos Rising" she will play Semele.


Roberto David Rusconi

London-based awarded composer and sound designer Roberto David Rusconi is a visionary producer and creator sculptor of immersive music for opera and theatre, dance and art’s galleries. His practise is informed by shamanism, ritualistic practices, music embodiment and 3D sound projection. With a PhD awarded at Kings College London and prestigious fellowships, residencies and commissions at Experimental Studio Freiburg and Centre Henri Pousseur. Roberto Rusconi has composed the music for "Dionysos Rising".


Timothy Redmond

Timothy Redmond conducts opera and concerts throughout Europe and the US. He is Professor of Conducting at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Music Director of the Cambridge Philharmonic and is a regular guest conductor with the London Symphony and Royal Philharmonic Orchestras. He will conduct the opera "Dionysos Rising" in Trento.


Cho Da-young

Born in Vienna, she studied at the PUTS (Presbyterian University and theological Seminary) in Seoul. After returning to Vienna she finnished her MA in March 2017 for opera singing at the Univservity in Vienna. In 2015 she had her debut as Emily in G.C. Menottis‘ „Hilfe! Hilfe! Die Globolinks“ with the Wiener Sängerknaben, with whom she performed again 2018. She is Telete in „Dionysos Rising“.