Doderer: Fatima, Oder Von Den Mutigen Kindern
CARROLL OSUNA MASON COLIBAN STAGE ORCHESTRA OF THE VIENNA STATE OPERA BAYL
In Johanna Doderer’s Fatima, oder von den mutigen Kindern, the courageous Fatima defeats the evil Lord of the Castle in a wager and frees the dreams that he has held captive. Drawing on a story by Rafik Schami, Johanna Doderer created this children’s opera in 2015 to fulfill a commission from the Vienna State Opera. Austrian composer Johanna Doderer studied composition with Beat Furrer and then later in Vienna with Klaus Peter Sattler and Erich Urbanner. Her catalogue ranges broadly from chamber music to orchestral work and operas. Presently, she is focusing her work in the field of opera. She regularly collaborates with musicians such as Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Sylvia Khittl-Muhr, and conductor Ulf Schirmer. Her works have been performed at the Austrian Embassy, Washington, D.C., and the University of Arts Graz.