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Is This the End? – Part II Here’s the Woman


A pop requiem in three parts by Jean-Luc Fafchamps

Is This the End? - Part II Here’s the Woman Opera Video

Is This the End? – Part II Here’s the Woman

A pop requiem in three parts by Jean-Luc Fafchamps

In the second part of the tryptich Is this the End?, the composer Jean-Luc Fafchamps, the librettist Éric Brucher, and the director Ingrid von Wantoch Rekowski continue their exploration of limbo and altered states of consciousness. Entitled Here’s the Woman!, this latest chapter focuses on the character of the woman. We follow her as she journeys to find the highest form of love, struggling to rid herself of her last remaining earthly attachments. From a formal point of view, the project has undergone a new evolution: after the film in the first instalment, this time the spectator is invited to follow a performance involving digital audio and visual technology in the form of a living polyptych, diffracting reality like a tableau animé. In this project, which uses techniques that have never been used in opera before, coupled with a ‘live’ performance, there is an ever-increasing distortion of the relationship between reality and fiction.

More information on part I of this tryptich: see Dead little girl

Credits

Composition: Jean-Luc Fafchamps
Conductor: Ouri Bronchti
Libretto: Eric Brucher
Direction and filmic conception: Ingrid von Wantoch Rekowski
Video: José Huedo
Lighting: Jan Maertens
Costumes: Regine Becker
Assistant: Manolo Sellati
Dramaturgy: Sebasten Herbecq
Chorus master: Alberto Moro
Singers : Albane Carrère (mezzosoprano), Sarah Defrise (soprano), Amaury Massion (Lylac)
La Monnaie Chorus
MM Academy, directed by Benoît Giaux
Performers: in progress

Orchestra: La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra
Production: De Munt / La Monnaie (Brussels)
Supported by: Lucilia Caesar

Dates / Venues

Gallery

© Simon Van Rompay

Video

Opera Trailer: Is this the end?

Opera Trailer: Is this the end?