A Projective Opera in seven Planes
Hypermusic Prologue is the fruit of an encounter between a young Spanish composer, Hèctor Parra, and the renowned American physicist, Lisa Randall.
He is fascinated by the research carried out at Harvard University on cosmological models, string theory, and quantum physics. She is captivated by opera and confides her wishes to write a libretto on current advances and prospective theories in astrophysics.
Together, they imagine Hypermusic Prologue a new type of staged performance that embraces the worlds of art and science. Matthew Ritchie, whose visual oeuvre endeavors to alter finite media, quickly became a part of this unrivaled artistic venture.
This 'Projective Opera' seeks to send us beyond the known boundaries of the universe, its creation, its matter, and its energy. This exploration takes the form of a dialogue between two solo voices that feel the tautness between the finite and the infinite (hyperspace), between the experience of now and the temptation to know new dimensions of being and time.
- Hèctor Parra, Hypermusic Prologue, A Projective Opera in seven Planes, commissioned by the Ensemble intercontemporain, IRCAM-Centre Pompidou and the Culture Departement of the Catalan Governement, premiere
Music Hèctor Parra | Texts Lisa Randall
Stage Design Matthew Ritchie
Director Paul Desveaux
Lighting Design Laurent Schneegans
Charlotte Ellett, soprano | James Bobby, baritone
IRCAM Computer Music Design Thomas Goepfer
An Ensemble intercontemporain and IRCAM-Centre Pompidou coproduction. With the support of the Fondation d'entreprise Hermès.
Concert recorded and filmed by France Musique.
Sunday, June 14 and Monday, 15, 8pm / Centre Pompidou, Grande salle
- Prices full price 18€ reduced price 14€ Agora pass 10€
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