La Fura returns to the Salzburg Festival after 20 years (for the first time in 1999) with the opera T.H.A.M.O.S., based on a didactic play by Tobias Philipp, Baron of Gebler. Padrissa’s interest is
aroused by the optimism of the 17-year-old Mozart, in the spirit of the Enlightenment. The drama is set in the spectacular city of Heliopolis, in 3000 BC – but with modern technology.
Padrissa presents the Thamos of Mozart, according to La Fura: T.H.A.M.O.S.. A surrealist and immersive light experience between new future passages. A pyramid in the center of the Earth, with tunnels that connect Egypt, Thailand, Mexico and Switzerland. As the inventor Nikola Tesla said, who starred in numerous inventions in the field of electromagnetism in the late nineteenth century, «When the human being will be capable of controlling all the natural energy, it would be released from the new forms of slavery and become an absolute artist». And will be then when art will be everything and everything will be art.
T. (Tesla, Nicolás)
H. ( Homunculus)
A. (Artaud, Antonin)
M. (Mozart, Amadeus)
Alondra de la Parra (conductor)
Carlus Padrissa, La Fura dels Baus (stage director)
Zamira Pasceri (direction assistant)
Roland Olbeter (scenery)
Franc Aleu (video)
Chu Uroz (costumes)
Alicia Aza (lyric poetry)
Gaby Barberio (air choreography)
Thomas Bautenbacher (special effects)
Yvonne Gebauer (dramaturgy)
Urbez Capablo (composer / programmer algorithmic music)
René Pape (King Menes, bass)
Fatma Said (Tharsis, soprano)
Nutthaporn Thammathi (Thamos, tenor)
Silke Redhammer (Myris,mezzo-soprano)
Bastian Thomas Kohl (a priest, bass)
When the human being will be capable of controlling all the natural energy, it would be released from the new forms of slavery and become an absolute artist.