Today, the Slovenian National Opera presents the world première of Koda L (Code L), an opera composed by Milko Lazar, with a libretto in Slovenian by Eva Kraševec inspired by A Lover's Discourse : Fragments by Roland Barthes.
It is the composer's second opera after The Tenth Daughter (Ljubljana, 2015).
Using a method of connecting of selected emotional states with archetypal love motifs from literature, philosophy and everyday life, the newly created operatic piece follows Barthes's principle and drifts away at the same time into the world of independent artistic creation. Thus Code L opens up the worlds of love, by means of guiding and directing it in eternal longing through different figures. Almost every opera encroaches upon the realm of love, therefore our new musical and theatre piece is dedicated, in its very special way, to the art of opera, reaching its coherence and beauty through intertwining of all artistic genres. (reproduced from the SNO website)Marko Hribernik conducts the soloists, orchestra and chorus of the Slovenian National Opera. Rocc (aka Rok Rappl) directs.