Homecoming

A musical Kafka process. In autumn 2013, Christian Eggen’s opera Kafka Pictures will be performed in its entirety. The work is based on a fragment of text by Franz Kafka and this spring two new elements of the opera will be presented, Eine Bitte having been performed during the 2009/2010 season.

In Homecoming, a man returns to his childhood home after many years away. As he knocks on the door, he is haunted by thoughts. Why does he hesitate?



After Death is about a family assembled before a coffin to pay their last respects to the deceased. Christian Eggen calls the work musical theatre rather than opera, and Kafka’s text fragments serve as a source of inspiration for the music and scenic images.



Between acts, René Clair's silent film Entr’acte from1924 will be shown, accompanied by Erik Satie’s original music for the film performed by Oslo Sinfonietta.



Kafka writes: “My grandfather was a very pious and learned man, with a long white beard. My mother was six when he died. She remembers that she had to hold back the tears as he lay on the bier, while she asked forgiveness for all the evil she must have done to him.”



Music: Christian Eggen

Dramaturgy: Halldis Hoaas

Scenography and costumes: Ingeborg Kvamme

Musical direction: Christian Eggen

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2019
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by TV News Desk - Sep 26, 2019
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by TV News Desk - Sep 26, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2019
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by TV News Desk - Sep 24, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2019
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by TV Scoop - Sep 20, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2019
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by Julie Musbach - Sep 19, 2019
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by Blair Howell - Sep 19, 2019
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by TV News Desk - Sep 17, 2019
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by TV News Desk - Sep 17, 2019
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by TV News Desk - Sep 17, 2019
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by TV News Desk - Sep 16, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019
American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Producer Diane Borger, will present the The Movement Theatre Company's (TMTC) production of What to Send Up When It Goes Down as part of the 2019/20 A.R.T. Breakout series. 
by Stage Tube - Oct 7, 2019
Netflix has released the official trailer for its new series Daybreak, which premieres on October 24. In this post-apocalyptic, genre-bending series, the city of Glendale, California is populated by marauding gangs of jocks, gamers, the 4-H Club, and other  fearsome tribes who are kicking ass as they fight to survive in the wake of  a nuclear blast (on the night of Homecominga??ugh). 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2019
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will host a Hogwarts house homecoming in San Francisco on October 23 and 24, 2019, welcoming fans of the Wizarding World to the very first performance at the Curran Theater.
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by TV News Desk - Oct 3, 2019
CMT has announced the 70th episode taping of its critically-acclaimed music series a?oeCMT Crossroads,a?? featuring global superstars Halsey & Kelsea Ballerini. The two will take the stage together for the first time ever during a special, open-to-the-public taping of a?oeCMT Crossroadsa?? at the Ascend Amphitheater in downtown Nashville on Friday, October 11. The episode will premiere on CMT in early 2020.
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by TV News Desk - Oct 3, 2019
Quibi, Gunpowder & Sky's new horror brand, ALTER, that explores the human condition through warped perspectives, along with DIGA Studios and POD 3 announced today that Rachel Brosnahan, Travis Fimmel, Christina Ricci, Jacob Batalon, Ming-Na Wen, Taissa Farmiga, Asa Butterfield, John Marshall Jones and Ron Livingston will each star in an episode of the upcoming horror anthology series, “50 States of Fright.” The first season of “50 States of Fright” will explore stories based on urban legends from Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Oregon and Washington taking viewers deeper into the horrors that lurk just beneath the surface of our country.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019
Anjelah Johnson is bringing her Technically Not Stalking Tour to Paramount Theatre in Denver. Due to popular demand a 3rd show has been added on Friday, November 29th at 7pm!
by TV News Desk - Oct 18, 2019
Little Steven has opened the doors on his personal archive of recordings to present an in-depth look at his solo career with a brand new boxed set. RockNRoll Rebel – The Early Work (Wicked Cool/UMe) collects the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer's solo work from 1973-1999 – including Artists United Against Apartheid's landmark 1985 LP, Sun City – together with 51 bonus tracks spanning previously unreleased demos, B-sides, rehearsals, outtakes, classic concert performances, and a number of never-before-heard Steven Van Zandt compositions. Little Steven's RockNRoll Rebel – The Early Work will be available exclusively via the online store uDiscover Music beginning Friday, December 6; pre–orders are available now.
by TV Scoop - Oct 18, 2019
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by TV News Desk - Oct 18, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2019
Bucks County Playhouse will conclude its 80th anniversary season with the Bucks County premiere of a?oeOnce,a?? the multi-award-winning romantic Broadway musical, November 8 a?" 30. The 2019 Season is sponsored by Bank of America.
by TV News Desk - Oct 17, 2019
Five-time GRAMMY® Award winner Missy Elliott has unveiled a spectacular new visual for “DripDemeanor” featuring R&B singer, Sum1. “DripDemeanor”, directed by Derek Blanks, is the second visual from her recently released EP, ICONOLOGY, which is available everywhere via Atlantic Records/Goldmind. Hailed by Esquire as “pure nineties-inspired R&B perfection,” Derek Blanks fittingly captures the essence of a true Missy Elliott visual with futuristic shots paired with precise choreography by Sean Bankhead. Just in time for homecoming season, Missy pays homage to the HBCU culture, spotlighting members of the Omega Psi Phi and Kappa Alpha Psi® Fraternities, Inc. effortlessly strolling throughout the visual.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Oct 12, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
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by TV News Desk - Oct 10, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2019
Walton Arts Center's new Mosaix Festival will explore the various cultural tiles that come together to make Northwest Arkansas unique and diverse. Each year, a different culture will be highlighted with a weeklong celebration of that culture's performers and performing arts. The inaugural Mosaix Festival April 20-25, 2020 explores the sights and sounds of India.