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OPERA BY MILENA CSERGO & FABIEN TOUCHARD

 

 

 

While remaining faithful to the valorization of an intangible heritage and to the poetry of early music, it seems to us essential today to give more importance to contemporary creation on ancient instruments. It is also the fear of seeing again the disappearance of an abandoned and rediscovered instrument in the middle of the twentieth century that pushes today to favour the liberating expression allowed by an original creation, to leave as many traces as possible of the return of the viola da gamba and other ancient instruments in the contemporary musical landscape. After several projects of contemporary music, the ensemble Près de votre oreille wishes to immerse itself again in this creative dimension with an ambitious and original project, which will associate to the creation on ancient instruments the three vocal dimensions, theatrical and dramaturgical, which together form the essence of opera. In October 2023, a first stage of work with a 20-minute piece will bring together the main protagonists of this creation, a set of 8 musicians composed of 5 viols de gambe, 2 singers and a lute, Milena Csergo’s text and Fabien Touchard’s music, as part of a creative residency at the Cité de la voix de Vézelay. This starting point is intended to be the founder of a future show staged by the ensemble Près de votre oreille, which will tell the dream of an ordinary woman on her way to childbirth.

PERFORMERS - CONCERTS

 

ANAÏS BERTRAND - MEZZO SOPRANO

FABIEN HYON - TENOR

THIBAUT ROUSSEL - THEORBO

MARION MARTINEAU - VIOLA DA GAMBA

AGNES BOISSONNOT-GUILBAULT - VIOLA DA GAMBA

ATSUSHI SAKAÏ - VIOLA DA GAMBA

RONALD MARTIN ALONSO - VIOLA DA GAMBA

ROBIN PHARO - VIOLA DA GAMBA & DIRECTION

 

06/10/23   Cité de la voix de Vézelay, France

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