Adaptation

Adaptations include orchestral reductions (The Clever One by Carl Orff (17 Players), The Perfect American by Philip Glass), the creation of new stories within works (Maria de Buenos Aires), revised or new stories (Winterreise, The Fairy Queen, The Diary of Anne Frank), and new reduced stage versions (Macbeth by Ernest Bloch - 110 minute one act for 7 singers,  Medea by Luigi Cherubini - 95 minute one act for 7 singers).

There is always the temptation to overdo the stage action in pieces which were designed without that in mind, but Mitisek adds just the right amount of movement. The twin Narrators used spare and straightforward moves to illuminate the text, while the poses struck by the Dancers heighten the ritualistic aspects of the drama.

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