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TiAmo - Chamber Opera
Composers: Sára Medková, Ivo Medek, Vít Zouhar
Performers: ISHA Trio: Lucie Rozsnyó – soprano Hana Hána – flute and voice Sára Medková – piano and voice Accompanied by Ivo Medek - children toys, percussion Vít Zouhar - voice and laptop Jiři Piecha - sound Lukáš Medek, Sára Jedličková - video Directed by: Rocc
TiAmo is the chamber opera teamwork about women (in 12 scenes), for women (three ladies of the ISHA trio, Isha is a woman in Hebrew language) and (partly – one composer of the three) by a woman (Sára Medková). TiAmo is a documentary video opera about the transformation of female roles, desires, needs (love, mother, instrument, toy…) and objects of their interests. The libretto is based on news reports responding to changes in women's attitudes and rights of the last decades and changes in their perception in global society. Newspaper stories become a parallel to Ovid's Metamorphoses and revived legends.
About the team: The members of the team (in various combinations) have participated in successful projects as multimedia projects TASTES, Gardens or operas, Alice in Bed, The Death?, Coronide, La Dafne etc. Sára Medková - the well-known Czech pianist and composer of young generation who took place at tens of renewed festivals and concert stages in the Europe, USA and Asia. She is focused on contemporary music but also on J.S. Bach and she performed with several orchestras the classical repertoire too.
Sára Medková is the laureate of international competitions and she received various awards also for her compositions. Ivo Medek – Czech composer, organizer, theorist and professor of composition is the highly respected personality of Czech music in last twenty years – as the composer with worldwide activities, president of the Janáček Academy of Performing Arts, director of the international festival of new music and author of several books and tens of articles.
Vít Zouhar – Czech composer, musicologist, professor and vice-president of the Palacky University Olomouc. Reflecting the impulses of the minimal music and combining them with the elements of baroque music Zouhar has had a unique position in Czech contemporary music. His music is regularly presented abroad. His research and books focus on Bohuslav Martinů's oeuvre and composing in the classroom.
Lukáš Medek – Czech video-artist and computer games designer. As the member of the CBE Software - the Independent Development Studio - he produced internationally successful games (J.U.L.I.A.:Among the Stars among others or Someday You’ll Return).
Rocc – famous Slovenian stage director+designer, former artistic director of the Czech National Opera in Prague and later Slovenian National Opera in Ljubljana, directed ca. 50 opera productions internationally. He has been the initiator and director of “opera povera”, an ensemble focused on contemporary music-theatre. In 2018, Rocc received the Recognition for important works of art, the highest artistic title of the University of Ljubljana, which is equivalent to the scientific title of Doctor of Science. He also works as docent of opera acting at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana.
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