Carmen C. Kruse

OPERA DIRECTOR & NEW WORKS COLLABORATOR

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IN DEVELOPMENT

Kiersz - Martínez - Kruse

tHE END OF tHE WORLD

The End of the World is an expanded Augmented Reality Walk opera developed for Hololens II by composer Patricia Martínez,  librettist Giuliana Kiersz and director Carmen C. Kruse that reflects on the theme of the world ending through interviews with women from all walks of live and makes the historical unseen visible.

 

 

Commissioned and produced by Civic Opera Creations and SWR Experimentalstudio

 

Buenos Aires, Wien, Zürich

 
 

ABOUT

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Carmen C. Kruse is an Austrian German opera stage director, working on repertoire and new opera. Her works are shaped by an in-depth, psychological exploration of broad societal themes and their effects on individuals. Fed by first-hand accounts and community input, she creates immersive experiences, changes the relationship between orchestra and dramatic action, and presents worlds that inspire, empower, and connect.

 

In 2020, Carmen C. Kruse co-founded the opera start-up and creative producer, Civic Opera Creations (COCREATIONS), for which she serves as Artistic Director. Kruse recently directed the world premieres of Amy Crankshaw's Bruissements du Cosmos at Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, Victoria Bond's Clara at the Osterfestspiele Baden-Baden and Thierry Tidrow's micro-opera A Safe and Special Place at Ensemble Modern, Frankfurt. In 2022, she makes her Italian, Swiss and Argentinian debut, directing the VR world premiere of Manuel Zwerger's VR-BANIA at CROSS Festival and Musiktheatertage Wien. 

 

Carmen C. Kruse won the CROSS Award in Italy (5t edition, October 2019), as well as the directing competition of the Osterfestspiele Baden-Baden, the Berliner Philharmoniker, Theater Baden-Baden, and the Deutsche Bank Stiftung (April 2018), and was a finalist of the new music theater competition OPER.A 20.21 of the Fondazione Haydn Stiftung (2019) and the NOperas! Competition (2021). She is an Alumna a.o. of the Akademie Musiktheater heute (Directing-Scholarship, 2017-19), the Lincoln Center Theaters Directors Lab (2018), the BMP: Producer Academy in New York (2020), and the Women Opera Makers Workshop with Katie Mitchell at L`Académie du Festival d'Aix (2020).

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Date of publication: September 2021

 

 

V. Bond: CLARA

Osterfestspiele Baden-Baden

“Staging and set design fit the lyrical, poetic work in an ideal way. The scene is not naturalistic but leaves space for the symbolic unfolding of the protagonists' inner actions in a romantic space of nature. Nobody plays the piano here, this is mediated by music alone. Robert does not fight with sheet music when he complains about his writing inhibition - Kruse chooses to let time as sand trickle through his hands. (…) A world premiere that convinced in all its parts.”

 

— Christoph Wurzel, OMM, 15.04.2019

© Jochen Klenk

 

PRODUCTIONS

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SCHEDULE

 
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COCREATIONS

Sargfabrik 

Wien, Austria

TICKETS

26. + 27.03.22

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COCREATIONS

Museum Hundertwasser

Kulturhaus Brotfabrik

CAPE 10

Wien, Austria

21. + 22.05.22

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MUSIKTHEATERTAGEWIEN

Wien, Austria​

17. + 18.09.22

 

 GET IN ToUCH! 

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CARMEN C. KRUSE

1090 Vienna

+43 660 3212 859

contact(at)cckruse.com

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