Connection Impossible

Ondřej Adámek

Music theatre (2024)
Concept by Thomas Fiedler and Ondřej Adámek
World Premiere
Sung in multiple languages with German surtitles

27 July 2024 - 8.00 p.m.

approx. 60 minutes (no intermission)

Commissioned by the Bregenzer Festspiele and Ensemble Modern

Performances & Tickets

The death of a beloved person, communication bans in prisons or polarizing emotions, expectations and reproaches in political discourse: emotional strain often leaves people speechless.

Where communication fails, becomes difficult or is impeded, that is where the new performative music theatre Connection Impossible by the German director and author Thomas Fiedler and the Czech composer and conductor Ondřej Adámek unfolds. It was designed and composed specially for the Ensemble Modern. In his role as stage and costume designer, Christian Wiehle transforms the Werkstattbühne into a magical hub. 

In Connection Impossible Ondřej Adámek experiments with a new way of composing: From the beginning, the musicians of the Ensemble Modern participate in the creative process. Together with the composer they experiment with new musical forms of expression, which adds to the composition’s distinctive style.

INTRODUCTORY TALK 45 minutes before the performance (in German language).

Voice Tara Khozein
Voice Hanni Lorenz

Musical Director Ondřej Adámek
Stage Director Thomas Fiedler
Stage | Costume Design Christian Wiehle
Light Design Carsten Sander
Video Design Carl John Hoffmann
Sound Director Norbert Ommer
Dramaturge Florian Amort

Members of the Bregenzer Festspiele Choir
Ensemble Modern