The UK’s leading contemporary opera company, Music Theatre Wales, will join forces with National Dance Company Wales to present PASSION a new dance-opera by Pascal Dusapin to tour England and Wales this autumn.
This highly acclaimed dance-opera by Pascal Dusapin has been seen widely across Europe but never before in the UK.
In this beautiful and sensuous work for voice and body, Dusapin explores the pain and passion of two lovers who are forced apart to separate worlds. Springing from the myth of Orpheus, the work offers an intriguing contemporary take on the traditional tale.
Passion will be performed by two singers and five dancers on stage, with an off-stage vocal ensemble of six voices (EXAUDI) and an ensemble of seventeen musicians (London Sinfonietta).
The role of Her will be sing by Jennifer France (soprano), Him by Johnny Herford (baritone).
Mixing slowly shifting harmonic textures and unearthly electronic soundscapes with the haunting, ancient sounds of harpsichord and Arabic Oud, Dusapin’s score, will convey a timeless world within which the movement of dancers and singers can play out their story of loss and desire.
Dusapin describes Passion as a work in which the two protagonists are continually moving towards and away from each other – emotionally, physically and in understanding. Passion is therefore not only an opera, it is a dance-opera where movement is as essential as vocal expression and where the integration of dancers and singers is essential.
Further information and tickets are available from http://www.musictheatre.wales/
Thursday 11 October Anvil, Basingstoke
Saturday 13 October, Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
Tuesday 23 October Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
Tuesday 30 October Snape Maltings, Suffolk
Tuesday 6 November Lowry, Salford
Saturday 10 November Theatr Clwyd Mold