It is the composer's fourth opera after Wall (Berlin, 2005), Make No Noise (Munich, 2011) and South Pole (Munich, 2015).
It is a musical comedy about technical progress and its consequences for human cohabitation. Implantable microchips and nanotechnology open up new communication possibilities, but they make humanity prone to faults in the networked system. So what happens when an update gets out of control ? And what if artificial intelligence becomes superior to human intelligence ? The opera follows the traces of a not-so-improbable science fiction between earth and space, and also brings the comic sides of this theme to the stage. (reproduced from the Bavarian State Opera website)
The cast includes sopranos Eliza Bloom and Juliana Zara, mezzos Daria Proszek and Yajie Zhang, tenors George Virban and Andres Agudelo, baritones Andrew Hamilton and Theodore Platt. Patrick Hahn conducts the Klangforum Wien Orchestra. Nicholas Brieger directs.
The venue is the Cuvilliés-Theater. The performance should last about 80 mintues. The work is published by Bärenreiter.