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Masterarrangement Cornerteateret

  • Thormøhlens gate 45, Bergen
  • +47 55210630
  • 31. Mai 2017 - 31. Mai 2017
  •  /  20:00 to 21:10
  • (1 Upcoming Dates)

A chamber work about a philosopher and political activist.

Philosopher and teacher Simone Weil (1909–1943) grew up in a middle-class Jewish family in Paris but nonetheless sympathized with the radical workers' movement. She joined the Spanish civil war and was a member of the French resistance during World War II.

The main character in La Passion de Simone is a modern-day figure who reflects upon Simone's ideals. What might we learn from someone who, in an attempt to understand and fight violence and oppression, tried uncompromisingly to put herself in the place of its victims?

In the course of the opera's monologue, we hear Weil's own voice, at a distance, mediated through an actor. A vocal quartet represents victims of and witnesses to human oppression. The ensemble members portray each tableau as an inner landscape. The work does not describe the philosopher's life as a series of chronological events; instead, it indicates a way of thinking. It is an agnostic prayer for human values and collective memory. 

Kaija Saariaho music
Amin Maalouf text

La Chambre aux échos concept and artistic direction
Clément Mao - Takacs musical direction
Aleksi Barrière stage direction 

Pauline Squelbut scenographer/stage manager
Étienne Exbrayat lighting design 
Liisa Nieminen costumes 
Clémentine Marin production administrator 

BIT20 Ensemble

Sayuri Araida solo soprano

Vocal ensemble: 
Sandra Darcel soprano      
Marianne Seleskovitch mezzo-soprano   
Johan Viau tenor    
Romain Dayez bass-baritone 

Isabelle Seleskovitch actress

La Passion de Simone
Norwegian premiere

No interval

Introduction at 18:45. Details TBC. 

  • Last Updated: 17.10.2016
  • Source: Bergen Reiselivslag
Mittwoch, 31. Mai 2017

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