The contemporary opera Have a Good Day! focuses on the inner lives of cashiers in a shopping centre. Faceless, robot-like shop workers found in everyday life are transformed into unique and lively characters. The mosaic of different destinies is transformed into one poem suggesting the pleasure of consumption. To avoid any moral or condemnatory suggestion, a critical attitude towards capitalism is expressed through humor, paradox, irony and poetry.
"It's like a mini masterpiece. It's just nothing to take away, nothing to add – it's very solid, very simple and very real," says Jonas Mekas, a Lithuanian American filmmaker and artist who has often been called "the godfather of American avant-garde cinema."
The opera has received 6 national and international awards (including main prize at the international competition "Music Theatre NOW"), and is widely touring through the continents, its libretto is translated into 11 languages.
After the first performance of Have a Good Day! there will be a conversation with the creators of the opera - librettist Vaiva Grainytė, composer Lina Lapelytė, stage director Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė. Have a Good Day! is travelling all over the world. What makes this opera so attractive?
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Have a Good Day! at the Operadagen is an associated event of Classical:NEXT. Discounted tickets for Classical:NEXT delegates are available online via Operadagen.
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