En Silence

  • Start date 27/02/2019 — 20:00 End date 27/02/2021
  • Place Grand Théâtre de la Ville de Luxembourg
    1 Rond-point Schuman L-2525 - LUXEMBOURG
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ALEXANDRE DESPLAT & SOLREY%0AUN OPÉRA DE CHAMBRE POUR 1 MEZZO-SOPRANO, 1 BARYTON-BASSE, 1 COMÉDIEN & 10 MUSICIENS%0ALIVRET D’ALEXANDRE DESPLAT ET SOLREY%0AD’APRÈS SILENCE DE YASUNARI KAWABATA%0AEn français, avec surtitres en français & anglais Création mondiale le mardi 26 février 2019 au Grand Théâtre, Luxembourg%0A %0A
%0A Silence is a short story by Japanese writer Yasunari Kawabata whose subtle and nuanced universe, written in fluid and poetic prose, has inspired the duo of composer Alexandre Desplat and director-musician Solrey to create a chamber opera. At the heart of the story lies the creative process, the mystery of writing, death, life after death, of memory and the power of imagination. In this existentialist ghost story, a young writer goes to visit an older one who has suffered a stroke and can no longer speak or write and even refuses to make any facial expressions or gestures – as if the negation of himself had become his last affirmation. This silence leads the protagonists to engage in one-way conversations, in turn generating thoughts for the phantom patient. Composer, orchestrator, conductor and double Academy Award-winner, Alexandre Desplat is, with over hundred scores and numerous awards to his credit, one of the most worthy heirs of the French film scoring masters. Just as Kawabata’s literature opens the reader’s imagination to infinity, Desplat’s cinema scores evoke evanescent melancholy, sustained emotions and subtle sensations and thus create the perfect connection to the invisible and intangible matter of this novella whose title is already very musical.%0A%0ADirector Solrey has gathered a team comprising Pierpaolo Piccioli to create this mysterious universe and Luxembourg’s United Instruments of Lucilin will perform the music of this new chamber opera.%0A%0A
%0A Musique  Alexandre Desplat %0AMise en scène & vidéo  Solrey Avec Sava Lolov (narrateur), Camille Poul (soprano), Mikhail Timoshenko (baryton-basse)%0A Scénographie & lumières Éric Soyer %0ACostumes Pierpaolo Piccioli%0A Collaboration artistique Charles Chemin, Mélanie Lomoff%0A Ensemble United Instruments of Lucilin%0A Chef de chant – chef assistant  Emmanuel Olivier%0A Production Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg %0ACoproduction Galilea Musica, United Instruments of Lucilin, C.I.C.T. – Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord %0AIn association with EdM Productions – Elisabetta di Mambro Mardi 26  FÉVRIER 2019 à 20h00 (tickets)%0AMercredi 27  FÉVRIER 2019 à 20h00 (tickets)%0A DURÉE  estimée 1h15 (pas d’entracte)%0A Introduction à l’opéra une demi-heure avant chaque représentation (en français)Adultes 20 € / Jeunes 8 € / Kulturpass bienvenu Lieu: Grand Théâtre / Studio %0A %0A%0A