10 Lieder by Franz Schubert, adapted by Bernard Cavanna
Théâtre des Quatre Saisons, Gradignan, January 18, 2019
« Her name is... Do you know her? The messenger of a devoted heart. ».
J. G. Seidl, Die Taubenpost.
This innovative program explores the theatricality of chamber music, by inviting the audience to a new form of Installation-Concert, combining music, theater and video. Placed inside an elegant translucent box, 1 soprano and 3 players perform 10 of the most famous Lieder by Franz Schubert (Gretchen at the spinning-wheel, Erlkoning, etc). These iconic pieces of Romantic chamber music are here adapted by contemporary French composer Bernard Cavanna. The accordion gives to these undisputed masterpieces a deliberately modern twist. As the concert unfolds, videos are projected onto the box. They present stylized close-ups of the skin, the flesh and the eyes of the performers. The atmosphere is intimate, theatrical, profoundly poetic and meditative, presenting this selection of Schubert’s Lieder in the most unexpected way.
Staging and costume design : Jean-Philippe Clarac et Olivier Deloeuil
Set design : Clément Miglierina elua®
Lighting : Christophe Pitoiset
Video : Jean-Baptiste Beis
Graphics : Julien Roques
Eve Christophe (soprano), Elina Kuperman (violin), Julien Lazignac (cello), Frédéric Langlais (accordion)
Objet Musical Créatif, commissioned by Opéra de Limoges.
With special support from Banque Populaire Aquitaine Centre Atlantique.