aus LICHT –
world premiere of highlights from Stockhausen’s masterpiece

Dutch National Opera, Holland Festival, Royal Conservatory and the Stockhausen Foundation for Music jointly present aus LICHT at the 2019 Holland Festival: a selection from the seven-opera cycle LICHT by Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928—2007) in a performance spread over three consecutive days: in total, 16 hours of live music (including intervals) and 5 hours of electronic music.

In co-operation with Suzanne Stephens and Kathinka Pasveer, the wardens of Stockhausen’s legacy, a concept has been developed which broadly presents the music from LICHT in a mise-en-space by Pierre Audi. aus LICHT promises to be an experience for the audience; drawing on all seven operas in the cycle, it represents the full palette of Stockhausen’s expressive means.

In 2017 the Royal Conservatory in The Hague will initiate a two-year master’s programme, led by Kathinka Pasveer, to train musicians in performance techniques used in Stockhausen’s aus LICHT.

In the run-up to aus LICHT in 2019, various previews will be presented during the Opera Forward Festival, a project of Dutch National Opera, and Holland Festivals (2017 and 2018).

aus LICHT
Premiere: June 2019 in the Gasholder, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam
Ticketsales: starts season 2018/2019