- Ann Mirjam Vaikla
Photograph © Kristian Kruuser / Kaupo Kikkas
Premiere: 12-16 May 2015 Noblessner Foundry, Tallinn
Music: ARVO PÄRT
Designed and directed: ROBERT WILSON
Music director and conductor: TÕNU KALJUSTE
Performed by: ESTONIAN PHILHARMONIC CHAMBER CHOIR, TALLINN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA, LUCINDA CHILDS, MICHAEL THEOPHANOUS, Endro Roosimäe, Erki Laur, Tatiana Kosmõnina, soloists and others
Associate set designer: SERGE VON ARX
Costumes: CARLOS SOTO
Lighting design: AJ WEISSBARD
Associate director: TILMAN HECKER
Dramaturg: KONRAD KUHN
Head assistance in set design: ANN MIRJAM VAIKLA
Technical director: MAURO FARINA
Produced by: EESTI KONTSERT, CHANGE PERFORMING ARTS
The production is supported by: Enterprise Estonia, Estonian Ministry of Culture, BLRT Grupp, Alexela Grupp and Cultural Endowment of Estonia
I was fortunate to assist set designer Serge von Arx during the preparations in stage A and stage B for the production “Adam’s Passion” as my graduation work at Norwegian Theatre Academy.
Two leading artists of our age, Estonian composer Arvo Pärt and American theatre visionary Robert Wilson came together for a new creation of modern music theatre “Adam’s Passion”.
Arvo Pärt selected three major works for the production: “Adam’s Lament”, “Tabula Rasa” and “Miserere”, and has created specifically for the production a new work “Sequentiae”.