With a great interest from both the audience of Jutland and a large number of Danish as well as international music journalists and editors, SCENATET took the stage at the SPOR festival in Aarhus with Niels Rønsholdt‘s appraised opera experiment, Gaze for Gaze. Together with a new choir and new performers from Denmark and abroad, SCENATET led the curious and anticipatory audience into Rønsholdt’s love-blown darkness with great conviction and musical integrity.
Among others, the theatre blog ISCENE and the music magazine Seismograf were part of the enthusiastic circle of the audience, really encaptured by the contrasts, the contradictory feelings, and the audience’s role in the plot.
“It was unpleasant and strenuous for the eyes to change from dark to light, and it was nerve-racking with the firecrackers banging right behind us. The senses were at stake and in the utmost preparedness. Just like in the first act, where you constantly waited with much tension for a hand on your shoulder. It was surely not pleasant all the way through, maybe quite as it feels to be in the complicated love relationship the opera was about? (ISCENE, 16.05.18)”
Photo: Maia Meier Duus