Rocc (opera stage director)

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Rocc
Rocc - profile photo.jpg
Born
Rok Rappl

(1979-12-14) 14 December 1979 (age 43)
Other namesRocc
Occupations
  • opera stage director
  • scenic designer
  • dramaturge
  • performance artist
  • opera manager
  • pedagogue
Websiterocc.cc

Rocc (born Rok Rappl, 14 December 1979 in Ljubljana) is a Slovenian-born opera stage director, scenic designer, dramaturge, performance artist, opera manager and pedagogue. His mononymous pseudonym is a tribute to Marie Mrázková [cz], Rocc's professor of stage acting and his life mentor.

Biography[edit]

Rocc studied opera stage directing at the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno, Czech Republic (1998–2003, Master of Arts), followed up by postgraduate studies in scenography at the Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst in Zurich, Switzerland (2003–2005, Executive Master), and with rosalie [de] at the Hochschule für Gestaltung in Offenbach am Main, Germany (2005–2006). He was granted a scholarship by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia, as well as receiving support from the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts.

Rocc has staged more than 60 opera productions at the National Operas in Prague,[1] Brno, Ostrava, Ljubljana and Riga, Wrocław Opera, Opera Bergen and elsewhere. His projects have been presented at several international festivals, such as Ljubljana Festival, Janáček Brno Festival, Moravian Autumn Music Festival in Brno [cz], OPERA Festival in Prague, Prague Quadrennial, Warsaw Autumn Festival of Contemporary Music, Festival of Sacred Music in Pordenone, ISCM World Music Days, Bergen International Festival, Audio Art Festival in Cracow, Day of the Composer in the Netherlands, Exposition of New Music Festival in Brno. Rocc has a special affinity for contemporary opera combining alternative sound, performing and installation arts, new media and site-specific projects. Since 2013 he has been the initiator and Artistic Director of Concept operapovera, an ensemble focused on contemporary and experimental music-theatre aesthetics.[2]

In the 2007/2008 season Rocc held the post of Dramaturge of the Slovenian National Opera in Maribor. The 2008/2009 season saw him as Deputy Artistic Director and Dramaturge of the Janáček Opera of the National Theatre Brno, in 2009–2011 he was Artistic Director of the Janáček Opera and a member of the Programme Board of the International Janáček Brno Festival.[3] In 2011–2013 he was Artistic Director of the Prague State Opera, which has been affiliated with the National Opera in Prague since 2012. In 2013–2019 he was Artistic Director of the Slovenian National Opera in his hometown Ljubljana.[4]

Rocc is also active as a pedagogue of opera stage directing and opera acting[5] and as a member of professional juries.

Recognitions[edit]

  • 2018 Recognition for important works of art, the highest artistic title of the University of Ljubljana, which is equivalent to the scientific title of Doctor of Science[6]
  • 2020 Recognition of the Mayor of the Municipality of Litija on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of artistic activities[7]

Productions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rocc profile". narodni-divadlo.cz. Retrieved 26 April 2022.
  2. ^ "Concept operapovera". operapovera.eu (in Czech). Retrieved 26 April 2022.
  3. ^ Markéta Stulírová, "Šéf opery Rocc: Cítím se jako Brňan". brnensky.denik.cz (in Czech). Retrieved 26 April 2022.
  4. ^ "Rocc profile". opera.si (in Slovenian). Retrieved 26 April 2022.
  5. ^ "Rocc profile". ag.uni-lj.si (in Slovenian). Retrieved 14 October 2022.
  6. ^ "Najvišja umetniška priznanja Univerze v Ljubljani v letu 2018 v roke 27 prejemnikom". uni-lj.si (in Slovenian). Retrieved 26 April 2022.
  7. ^ "Priznanje župana Občine Litija". litija.si (in Slovenian). Retrieved 26 April 2022.
  8. ^ "Free reconstruction of first ever opera La Dafne has world premiere". thefreelibrary.com. Retrieved 26 April 2022.
  9. ^ "Let's Make an Opera! The Little Sweep – Latvian National Opera". classictic.com. Retrieved 26 April 2022.
  10. ^ STA, "Contemporary Opera Opens in Ljubljana". sloveniatimes.com. Retrieved 26 April 2022.
  11. ^ "Grigori Frid: New Version of The Diary of Anne Frank Given World Premiere". sikorski.de. Retrieved 26 April 2022.
  12. ^ "The Barber of Seville" (PDF). operabergen.no. Retrieved 26 April 2022.
  13. ^ "Fidelio". opera.wroclaw.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 26 April 2022.
  14. ^ "Perlefiskerne". operabergen.no (in Norwegian). Retrieved 26 April 2022.
  15. ^ "Ljubezenske pesmi". skgg.eu (in Slovenian). Retrieved 11 December 2022.
  16. ^ "code L". opera.si. Retrieved 26 April 2022.
  17. ^ "La traviata". operabergen.no (in Norwegian). Retrieved 26 April 2022.
  18. ^ "Robe supports Prague Quadrennial 2019". lsionline.com. Retrieved 26 April 2022.
  19. ^ "Così fan tutte". operabergen.no (in Norwegian). Retrieved 26 April 2022.
  20. ^ "MarISHA". divadlonaorli.jamu.cz (in Czech). Retrieved 26 April 2022.
  21. ^ "Opera Julija". kcjt.si (in Slovenian). Retrieved 26 April 2022.
  22. ^ "Madama Butterfly". operabergen.no (in Norwegian). Retrieved 26 April 2022.
  23. ^ "Onkraj vrta". skgg.eu (in Slovenian). Retrieved 11 December 2022.
  24. ^ "Deklica z vžigalicami". skgg.eu (in Slovenian). Retrieved 11 December 2022.
  25. ^ "Karl Ditters: David". volantes.cz (in Czech). Retrieved 11 December 2022.
  26. ^ "Apollon musagète / Oedipus rex". opera.si. Retrieved 26 April 2022.
  27. ^ "TiAmo" (PDF). audio.art.pl. Retrieved 11 December 2022.
  28. ^ "Agrippina". cd-cc.si. Retrieved 26 April 2022.
  29. ^ "The Two Widows". ndm.cz. Retrieved 10 June 2022.
  30. ^ "BallerinaBallerina". modelo62.com. Retrieved 11 December 2022.
  31. ^ "Bajazzo og Cavalleria Rusticana". operabergen.no (in Norwegian). Retrieved 14 October 2022.
  32. ^ "Sara'smile". filharmonie-brno.cz. Retrieved 27 October 2022.
  33. ^ "ONI". divadlonaorli.jamu.cz (in Czech). Retrieved 27 November 2022.
  34. ^ "I-ME". skgg.eu (in Slovenian). Retrieved 11 December 2022.

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