NACHT BIS ACHT is François Sarhan’s first excursion to musical theatre for children. Elements of childlike playfulness, dreams and subconscious imagination – surrealist themes – crop up again and again in the works of the French artist. In a work commissioned by the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Sarhan has come up with a surreal and absurd piece of musical theatre that offers no answers to questions regarding time and its dimensions in reality and dreams but does present a plethora of unusual musical images. Alessandro Maggioni has crafted the objects created by the imagination of the composer.

Conductor / Piano: Elda Laro
Composition / Text / Stage / Objects: François Sarhan
Stage Director: Anselm Dalferth
Costume design: Mareile Krettek
Dramaturge: Katharina Duda, Dorothea Hartmann
Objects: Alessandro Maggioni

With Meechot Marrero, Ziv Frenkel, Thomas Lehman, Maiju Vaahtoluoto, Amber Fasquelle, Alexandros Giovanos, Seth Josel and Ingolfur Vilhjalmsson.

Video by Chris and the FATSOX (


Tischlerei, Deutsche Oper Berlin - Premiere