7th grade is back after the holidays. Something happened to one of the boys. Over the summer, he has found that nothing matters. The others in the class are protesters. To prove that life is not meaningless, they begin to gather together the most valuable thing they own. It starts with ordinary things – like a pair of shoes and a pile of books. But eventually the project takes new and dangerous paths…
Nothing is about a theme that young people in the 2020s are preoccupied with: climate anxiety, gender identities and the digital (un) reality we live in. It is a raw story that takes young people’s world and existential questions seriously, without serving any easy answers .
Nothing is based on Janne Teller’s award-winning youth novel, which has been translated into 27 languages. The opera version from 2016, with music by David Bruce, has already had great success in the UK and Denmark.
From young people – to everyone
It is rare that we can present an opera on the Main Stage written specifically for youth, on stage and in the hall. It shows young people as they are: as people in whom both beauty and cruelty live. It makes Nothing an opera that speaks to all of us.
Age recommendation: 12–17 years.
Co-production with The Royal Theater, Copenhagen