"SERGE" by Luigi De Angelis and Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop is inspired by the visionary Russian impresario Sergey Diaghilev, founder of the legendary Ballet Russes which revolutionized the world of music and dance in the early 20th century. In "SERGE", music and movement, gestures and facial expressions merge into an interdisciplinary composition. The result is a unique 'choreography of seduction' based on iconic works of the Ballet Russes, amongst them Debussy's "Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune", Ravel's "Daphnis et Chloé" and Satie's "Parade". more 


A dying ego is questioning itself. The crack in the world cuts right through the brain. Giger / Hofmann / van Bebber translate Rainald Goetz's catastrophic monologue "Kolik" into a polyphonic solo for the soprano singer Sarah Maria Sun, instrumental ensemble and loudspeakers. "Kolik" is a contemporary oratorio about the war in the head, the noise of the world and the fragility of the self. more 

Photo: Model "Der Opernwürfel" © Georg Nussbaumer

Der Opernwürfel

The bouillon cube (Liebig's meat extract pressed to a cube), invented by Justus von Liebig in 1880, was a revolution to the cuisine of soup. The opera cube, invented by Georg Nussbaumer, is now doing the same for music theater. It preserves calories from 418 years of opera history by condensation of numerous piano scores. It remains dissolvable into smaller cubes. Slowly, like a melting iceberg, this archive of the opera wanders along, while text and note particles as well as instructions for activities are filtered from its memory. "Der Opernwürfel" reaches for nothing less than the entire stock of opera! more 


"inside/out", a concert by Solistensemble Kaleidoskop with Ernstalbrecht Stiebler, explores the possibilities of an inner perception of sound, a 'listening-in' to strange sound spaces. The concert will present music by composers who are important reference points for Stiebler, from Dieter Schnebel and Walter Zimmermann to Mozart and Puccini. Rashad Becker complements the evening by bringing Stiebler's music into the electronic music realm. more 

Photo: RETURNING HOME © Sebastian Mayer


von Ludger Engels & Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop. What happens when two people meet again after a long time? Half her life, Penelope waits for Ulysses to return, making longing her purpose in life, before Ulysses reappears after decades of war and errantry. But what has remained of the former intimacy? Is homecoming after the experiences still possible at all? And what does home mean for each individual? The music theatre "RETURNING HOME", directed by Ludger Engels, explores these questions based on Claudio Monteverdi's opera "Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria" (1640), mirrored by Korean "Gagok" songs that were composed almost at the same time. more 

Eyes Wide Shut II: Les Vers Luisants

Film is a tonal art: Michel Chion, film theorist and pioneer of the Musique concrète, alongside the Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop at the Festival Wien Modern. more 

ЗМЕЯ – The Riot of Seduction

The music theatre production "ЗМЕЯ – The Riot Of Seduction" is inspired by the life and work of the visionary Russian impresario Sergey Diaghilev. Director Luigi De Angelis and Kaleidoskop create a piece about the art of seduction and manilpulation in the spirit of the Ballet Russes. more 

Every Hare an Artist. A Beuys Fable

All old fat? To mark the 30th anniversary of the death of Joseph Beuys, the Austrian director and composer Georg Nussbaumer is staging a surreal music-theatre about one of the greats of the German art scene, Joseph Beuys, on the basis of the play "Every Hare an Artist. A Beuys Fable", by the American screenwriter Tom Patchett, with music and performance by Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop. more 

Orfeo – eine Sterbeübung

After Claudio Monteverdi. A dying exercise. Susanne Kennedy, Suzan Boogaerdt, Bianca van der Schoot, Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop. more 

Now I Lay Me Down

A listening experience in a lightless space. – A new piece by Sabrina Hölzer and the Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop. more