Junge Oper (young opera) Stuttgart

Opera by Ludger Vollmer
based on Fatih Akin’s movie of the same name
From the age of 14 up (8th grade)
In both German and Turkish language with German surtitles.

She wants to live, dance, be free! Behind the façade of a marriage of convenience with the Turk Cahit, the young Turkish-German Sibel hopes for a self-determined life of her own making. Full of hunger for life and love she plunges into a period of drugs and affairs. However, Cahit falls in love with Sibel.
Composer Ludger Vollmer wrote the first opera in Turkish and German. He uses both classical orchestral instruments as well as traditional Turkish instruments such as Kaval and Saz to create a music bursting of energy, which mirrors Sibel’s painful interior and exterior quest for home.

No more performances in this repertory season.



Director Neco Çelik has been awarded the German Theater award  DER FAUST  for his directing in Ludger Vollmer’s opera Head On in the category “Child- and Youth Theater” in Frankfurt. This well-renowned recognition was awarded by the Hessian prime minister Volker Bouffier, the Hessian Minister for science and art Eva Kühne-Hörmann, as well as Frankfurt’s mayor Petra Roth. The production by Junge Oper Stuttgart premiered in June 2010 and has been put back onto the stage in October 2011 due to its great success.



Musical design and direction: Hans Christoph Bünger,
Director: Neco Çelik,
Choreography: Kadir “Amigo” Memis,
Stage design and costumes: Rifail Ajdarpasic, Ariane Isabell Unfried,
Dramaturgy: Barbara Tacchini
Sibel: Tereza Andrasi, Cahit: Levent Bakirci, Yilmaz / Hüseyin:Svetislav Stojanovic, Selma: Catherine Cangiano, Birsen:Trine Øien, Yunus: Thomas Fleischmann, Niko: Carlos Zapien, Dancer: Sonia Santiago, Sebastian Petrascu, Onur Yildirim, project Choir and project orchestra of Junge Oper


Fotos: A.T. Schaefer


Premiere June 10th 2010