Kobalt Works



P.O.P.E.R.A. is a site-specific installation-performance that proposes a radically different and physical experience of the the lyrical voice.

P.O.P.E.R.A. is a vibratory massage given to the audience by the voices of four or up to fifteen opera singers. Based on choreographed spatial patterns, the singers move through a completely dark room, alternatively getting very close to the skin of the audience or projecting from distance.

P.O.P.E.R.A. is an intense, intriguing and enjoyable experience. It gives a surprising perspective on the world of classical singing.

  • Artistic Direction Arco Renz
  • Artistic Collaboration Laurence Regout and Sybille Wilson
  • Singers, small spaces Albane Carrère, Nadia Hidali, Sara Piette, Laurence Regout
  • Singers, large spaces Anne Bathily, Sophie Boudaillez, Albane Carrère, Florie Gauthier, Nadia Hidali, Catherine Lybaerts, Anne Maistriau, Rita Matos Alves, Pascaline Mevanza, Ann Mortelmans, Noelia Palomo, Sara Piette, Laurence Regout, Melanie Ricciolini, Hamida Tachfine.
  • Production Kobalt Works vzw
  • Co-Production Beursschouwburg, Brussels; STUK Kunstencentrum, Leuven;  Artefakt Festival, Leuven; Kulturama, Leuven