Himmel über Adelsheim (Heaven above Adelsheim) // A prison opera by Stuttgarter Chamber Orchestra e.V.

The Stuttgarter Kammerorchester (chamber orchestra) rounds up juvenile delinquents of the Adelsheim prison with orchestra musicians and the rapper Afrob. Accompanied and guided by word acrobats, musicians and a director, the young people develop an opera about their stories and dreams and present it in public performances.

“An interdisciplinary experiment in a youth prison. At the same time, an open and self-confident project that gives these young people the opportunity to be part of an artistic production, introduces new perspectives and frees them from their role. A project that destigmatizes and enriches both sides in the encounter of two worlds”, says the jury.

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December 3, 2020

3 questions to … Markus Korselt, Director of the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra

Describe your project idea in 140 characters.

The Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, the rapper Afrob and prisoners of the Adelsheim prison jointly invent a classical hip-hop opera.

What will you use the funding of 20,000 euros for?

We will use the funding to finance the participating artists and educators as well as the music arrangements.

I wish for Germany...

…that there could be more music and less prison.

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