LA NIÑA HELADA / THE FROZEN LITTLE GIRL
2015-2016, Chamber opera for amplified voices & ensemble, video and electroacoustic sounds
LIBRETTO: MARIANO SABA I MUSIC: PATRICIA MARTÍNEZ
The frozen little girl was built up based in recent true events about Matheryn Naovaratpong, a Thailand two years old child whose family decided after her death, to preserve the body waiting uncertain future scientific development. Thus, Matheryn became the youngest person that was cryogenically preserved.
Death was not given access to that body, condemning also the soul to the fear of loss by people alive: a divided girl between transcendence and human "purgatory" of the scientific experiment. The idea of a single limbo, which poses a specific conflict: innocence held by the ambition of science, always at odds with the inexplicable. Since then the struggle between acceptance and denial of pain and death as natural and indecipherable transition from one state to another, suggested a series of tests at both the libretto and the musical composition.
World Premiere / Production - Scenes I-Viii: International Music Theatre Competition
Staatstheater Darmstadt, July 30, 2016
48th International Summer Courses For New Music Darmstadt (Imd)
Conductor: Johannes Harneit
Directors: Dirk Schmeding, Isabel Ostermann
Set And Costume Design: Christoph Ernst
Dramaturgy And Production Manager: Katharina Ortmann
Performers: Staatstheater Darmstadt Ensemble
Jury: Chaya Czernowin, Will Humburg, Sergej Newski, Peter Ruzicka, Thomas Schäfer, Karsten Wiegand.