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The streetview of Musiktheater im Revier, © Jule Körber

Mu­siktheat­er im Re­vi­er


Who sits in the glass­house should throw sounds

The open glass box con­struc­tion has just been awar­ded the title of "Big Beau­ti­ful Build­ing" and in fact there is prob­ably little post-war ar­chi­tec­ture that would sweep away all pre­ju­dices more ef­fect­ively than Wern­er Ruh­nau's mas­ter­piece with its egal­it­ari­an concept, its trans­par­ent el­eg­ance and the sym­bi­os­is of art and build­ing. If the ex­ter­i­or of the in­teri­or is dom­in­ated by the eye-catch­er, the wall-high sponge sur­faces in "Gelsen­kirchen Blue" by Yves Klein, the stage space is func­tion­al. Full con­cen­tra­tion for the mu­sic and for the theatre. Whereby the mu­sic stands here in the fore­ground, be­cause des­pite all church tower think­ing one has com­mit­ted one­self in Gelsen­kirchen and Bo­chum to the di­vi­sion: Op­era, mu­sic­al, mu­sic theatre, bal­let in Gelsen­kirchen - the very big stage in Bo­chum. Heavy food and light muse ex­ist in Gelsen­kirchen in cheer­ful har­mony, sup­por­ted by a flex­ible en­semble and a highly com­mit­ted ex­tra choir. However, the house rarely makes it in­to the pop scene, but is cur­rently par­tic­u­larly pop­u­lar: Steam­punk op­era ex­per­i­ments with the band Cop­peli­us.

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