Produced by AMOC (American Modern Opera Company)

CONCERT PART OF THE 5TH SEASON, AIX-EN-PROVENCE BIENNIAL

Soprano
Julia Bullock
Piano
Alphonse Cemin
Director
Zack Winokur
Choreography and dancers
Or Schraiber, Bobbi Jene Smith
Costume designer
Carlos Soto
Lighting designer
John Torres
Sound designer
Mark Grey

OLIVIER MESSIAEN
Harawi, Chant d’amour et de mort

Julia Bullock dedicates the second part of her portrait-recital to Olivier Messiaen's Harawi, a moving cycle of twelve songs for soprano and piano based on a Peruvian variant of the myth of Tristan and Iseult. This 'Song of Love and Death' – as stated in the subtitle – mixes the composer's words with Quechua onomatopoeia. Two dancers of the American Modern Opera Company share the stage with the performers. Together, they narrate a story – incredibly difficult to execute – where voice and bodies are key elements.

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