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ONLY THE SOUND REMAINS



Kaija Saariaho (1952), Only the Sound Remains - opera in two parts (2016, 100’) European premiere of the new production

Texts:“Tsunemasa” and “Hagoromo” (Nō Japanese classical theatre) rewritten by Ezra Pound
Soloists:Michał Sławecki contertenor, Bryan Murray baritone, Kaiji Moriyama dance
Theatre of Voices:Else Torp soprano, Iris Oja mezzo-soprano, Paul Bentley-Angell tenor, Jakob Bloch Jespersen bass
Instrumentalists:Marco Thèves violin, Léo Marillier violin, Yuko Hara viola, Dima Tsypkin cello, Eija Kankaanranta kantele, Camilla Hoitenga flute, Mitsunori Kambe percussion
Conductor:Clement Mao-Takacs
Direction, stage, costume and video design:Aleksi Barrière
Set, costumes, lighting design:Étienne Exbrayat
Choreography:Kaiji Moriyama
Sound design:Christophe Lebreton
Sound engineer:Timo Kurkikangas
Sound engineer assistant:David Poissonnier
Co-production:La Biennale di Venezia, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Palau de la Musica, Tampere Hall
In collaboration with:Fondazione Teatro La Fenice
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Teatro Malibran

Cannaregio 5860
30131 Venice

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