Zappanation Rock Opera
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart composed Die Entführung aus dem Serail, an Opera in the 18th century that takes place in a brothel. In 2016, Sean Noonan composes Zappanation Rock Opera, in the spirit of Frank Zappa, Edgar Varese. The German debut premiere will take place on May 12 & 13, 2018
Zappanation Rock Opera is about a Boy (Sean Noonan), who is born and abandoned in a Swinger Club by his Papa (Norbert Buerger), an angry war hero.
The Boy grows up behind a drum set, telling stories about his experiences with his Swinger Club Orchestra to entertain guests so he can pay back all “Papa's” debts. Eventually the “Boy” and “Papa” confront each other with a musical duel.
The evil sound of “Papa’s” guitar attracts the attention of “Jesus” (Matteo Siddi) who tries to cleanse away his sins, but in the end “Papa” realizes he is trapped inside the Swinger Club and decides to join the Orchestra so he can re-unite with his son.
Many guests visit the Swinger Club such as “T.A.D. The Aqua Diva” (Manuel Cossu) who is stalked by “Butterflies” (Eva Pagella) who is jealous of “Bubbles” (Alice Madeddu) for having an affair with T.A.D. Eventually “Butterflies” murders both of them in the Swinger Club swimming pool.
Because of the murder, the “Boy” grow up like his “Papa” never learning to cry. So the “Boy” escapes the Swinger Club by boat, rowing across the sea to find love. The “Boy” can not swim and eventually wakes up buried in the backyard of the Swinger Club covered with flowers and his eyelids never closing in sleep.