The sixth opera of Pascal Dusapin calls upon dance through a sensual inventory of internal turbulence experienced by the two protagonists (simply named “She” and “He”). The dramatic response of the Berlin-based choreographer Sasha Waltz takes the form of a fascinating corps-à-corps between the music and the dance, which offers a new dimension to the rich collaboration they began around an earlier opera by the composer, Medea, presented at the Lille Opera in 2009.
Opera by Pascal Dusapin (Born on 1955)
Libretto by Pascal Dusapin and Rita de Letteriis.
Stage director and choreographer Sasha Waltz
Conductor Franck Ollu
Sceneries Sasha Waltz, Thilo Reuther
Costumes Hussein Chalayan
Lights Thilo Reuther
Electroacoustic performance Thierry Coduys
Dramaturgy Ilka Seifert
Barbara Hannigan, Georg Nigl soloits
Sasha Waltz & Guests* dancers
Vocalconsort Berlin chœur
Ensemble Modern orchestre
*Sasha Waltz & Guests receives the support of Hauptstadkulturfonds
FRI 3 FEBRUARY 2:30 PM
Pascal Dusapin, works for piano
Concert with commentary for schools, with a soloist from Ictus,
in the presence of the composer.
Reserved for schools.
SA 4 FEBRUARY AT 9:30 PM
with Pascal Dusapin and the artists following the performance.
Free admission without reservation, limited to availability of places.
WE 8 FEBRUARY 6 PM
Pascal Dusapin Chamber music
Works for soprano, clarinet, cello, piano.
With the ensemble Accroche Note.
1h30 without intermission
Sung in Italian, no overhead subtitles.
Production premiered in October 2010 at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Paris.
Individual ticket sales start Saturday 17 September at 9 am
Production Théâtre des Champs-Elysées / Sasha Waltz & Guests -
Coproduction Lille Opera, Made in Radialsystem®
With the patronage of CRÉDIT DU NORD.