Ondřej Adámek – Everything Goes to Plan
Composer and Conductor
Director and Libretist
Set & Costume Design
Kathrin Zukowski, Thérese Wincent, Landy Adriamboavonjy, Steve Zheng, Dominic Kraemer, Tobias Müller-Kopp, Jeanne Larrouturou, Miguel Garcia Martin
June 6st 2018, Marstall/Residenztheater München/Biennale für neues Musiktheater
(German Premiere), Gare du Nord, Basel 2019 (Swiss Premiere), Festival Musica Strasbourg 2019 (French Premiere)
Alles klappt is a music theatre piece inspired by archive material from the 1940s from composer Ondřej Adámek's Jewish family in Prague. Some of Adámek's relatives were sent to concentration camps and wrote letters to family members at home in Prague. The content of these letters is paradoxically positive and happy. The other source material of the libretto was a catalogue Adámek's grandfather was forced to work on by the Nazis, advertising empty flats that belonged to Jewish families, which were sent to camps, as new real estate. Based on the cold propaganda language of this catalogue and the emotional language of the letters, Schmitt and Adámek created a piece about memory, trauma and the history of people in relation to the history of objects.