An opera singer is in her panic room in Venice at the end of the world. Upon the ultimate environmental disaster and the world’s end, she gathers into her panic room as many operas as she can—recordings, costumes, instruments, scenery, everything…
Musician, mezzo-soprano, presenter and composer, Lore Lixenberg (Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex, UK) develops new forms for vocality questioning communications in the age of digitalisation, multi-voice and multi-music. In her operas, she explores the potential of participation in different social and digital formats.
PANIC ROOM – THE SINGTERVIEWS thus is both a live-performed opera and a YouTube channel, on which she uses the format of interviews as means for meta-composition.
Lixenberg’s operas are shown around the world, including Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin, The Armoury in New York and the Natural History Museum in London, and she has performed as a mezzo-soprano in concert halls and opera houses around the world. PANIC ROOM is nominated for Centre Pompidou’s Prix Littéraire Bernard Heidsieck.