Inspired on/with texts from: Michael Ende’s short story “Mein Name ist Hor

HOR, it’s a chamber opera in one act, based on the story “My Name is Hor” by the German writer Michael Ende.

Three musicians on stage give life to Hor. He is a mysterious creature who, like the minotaur, lives in a gigantic building in which corridors and halls follow one another without ever finding windows or exits.

In his dreams, Hor thinks he experiences other realities, but they fade away when he returns to the waking state.

This work takes us into a common space that joins dream and reality; it takes us into a time in which past and future inhabit an infinite present.


50 minutes


Inspired on/with texts from:Michael Ende’s short story “Mein Name ist Hor”

Artistic Director: Luis Tabuenca
Music Composition: Luis Tabuenca
Music Assistant: Ana-María Alarcón-Jiménez
Movement Assistant: Lautaro Reyes
Light Design: Horne Horneman
Masks: felixlozal
Performers: Ilona Schneider (soprano), Ana Parejo (saxophone), Luis Tabuenca (percussion)

* This work was created during an artistic residence at Fabra i Coats with the support of the Institut de cultura de Barcelona and the Institut Ramon Llull.