PRIVATE VIEW, 27 novembre 2015 20:00, Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg
Annelies Van Parys (*1975)
Opera in four acts
Libretto by Jen Hadfield
In English, with French surtitles
The composer Annelies Van Parys had two themes in mind for her first opera: voyeurism and social isolation. These are the highly topical questions at the heart of Private View, a thriller in the Hitchcock tradition that combines suspense and tongue-in-cheek humour.
The Asko| Schönberg Ensemble and the Neue Vocalisten Stuttgart are under the direction of conductor Etienne Siebens. Together with creator Tom Creed and the video by 33 1/3 Collective, they force the audience into the role of super-spy and thus makes them complicit.
» The music supporting all this feels like an overwhelming encyclopaedia of colors dragging us along into an avalanche of sliding notes, disturbing rustles, tender punctuation and pounding hysteria. Van Parys has armed all her characters with a singular musical identity, which results in fascinating fireworks, especially during dialogues. Underlying this chromatic landscape we sense a premeditated structure, which only slowly reveals its secrets: you end up wanting to hear it again, possibly with your eyes closed and your own imagination turned on. De Standart
Tickets: +352 4708951