"I hate this century because it is a century of organised masses,
no longer embracing fundamental qualities."
understand, what the soul is trying to express through such songs."
"In order to become a poet in our country, it is necessary to die first.
A living person has no right at all to be called a poet."
In the time of globalised masses, that are no longer embracing original qualities, the Russian singer, composer and poet Elena Frolova is reluctant to fit in today’s stream of Zeitgeist: „I don’t understand what the soul is trying to express through today’s popular music!“ She ignores the demands of the music business and thus gets ignored by the market herself.
Frolova conjures up a forgotten Russia: As a female Orpheus, she enters the depths of Russian history to resurrect her own Eurydice, the poet Marina Tsvetaeva, whose poems Frolova is transforming to a intimate musical conversation: Her enchanting songs convey the taste of the poets life starting as a celebrated star of the „Silver Age“ before the Russian revolution.
The dialog Tsvetaeva – Frolova is disturbed by Elena Frolova's own mother Maja Stepanovna, who - as a child of socialism – has got her own view on the resurrection of Russian mysticism: „And now, in these days of capitalism, everyone only thinks about themselves, goes to church and prays for his own well-being, but only his own, mind!“
Elena Frolowa Maja Stepanowna Frolowa Tatjana Kuprianowa Also featuring the voice of Iris Berben as Marina Zwetajewa
Katharina Spiering Ursula Karusseit Carmen Maja Antoni Bertram von Boxberg
Gabi Herz, Mina Causevic, Isabela Granz, Iris Raschle, Nicole Srock, Martha Weber Lukas Bartsch, Bertram von Boxberg, Johannes Kühl, Helmut Roehrig, Christian Woeltche und den Kindern Marlene und Friedrich
Carolyn Buckley, Patrick Buckley
Isabelle Marnieres, Jürgen Kornatz
Rasmus Brandt, Sven Gaudies
Ulrich Kasten, Bernd Günther Nahm, Antonina Grüner, Andrej Eszerski, Elena Worster, Natalja Bondar, Margarita Kabakova, Bettina Döbereiner, Samowar Amann, Magdalena Aufhauser, Yvonne Vendrig, Julia Gorr, Claire Angelini, Wolfgang Lindig, Roman Kabakov, Zwetajewa-Museum Moskau, Gulag Museum Moskau, Pokrowski- Kloster Suzdal, Moskwa-Wolga-Schiffahrt, Theater Elena Kambourowa Moskau, Théatre des Abèsses Paris