The Man in a Space Suit has landed on our YouTube channel! We have published a recording of the performance of the opera The Man in a Space Suit of the Slovak composer Miro Tóth. It premiered in the Czech Republic at the NODO / Days of the New Opera Ostrava 2020 festival. The director of this multi-genre performance was Jan Komárek.
The video opera The Man in a Space Suit is a multi-genre performance about an American cosmonaut with Slovak roots. We could include this production in the "extinct" genre of dramatic opera: Planet Earth is destroyed, humanity has relocated to the Moon. After many years, suddenly one person decides to return to planet Earth - he packs his flag and sets out on a journey to find his roots. But what is he looking for? And what can he ever find on this long-abandoned planet? The visually and acoustically impressive Man in a Spacesuit is loosely inspired by the story of Eugene Andrew Cernan, an astronaut with Czechoslovakian roots, who repeatedly visited the land of his ancestors and to whom the museum in Vysoká nad Kysucou is dedicated. The composer and librettist is Miroslav Tóth. The work was created under the banner of the cultural platform Project Batyskaf in co-production with Orchestra BERG. The creation of the work was financially supported by Slovak Arts Council.