2019-02-26 – 15:00 h
Today, Tuesday, February 26th, the chamber opera “Silence”, composed by Alexandre Desplat, will be premiered in Luxembourg, with a libretto written by Alexandre Desplat and Solrey, in a performance that will have 10 musicians accompanied by 1 mezzo-soprano, 1 bass-baritone, and 1 narrator.
“Silence” is based on a short story by Japanese writer Yasunari Kawabat, where a young writer goes to visit an older one who has suffered a stroke and can no longer speak or write, and even refuses to make any facial expressions or gestures.
Coincidently, Alexandre Desplat started to have problems to speak when he was composing the chamber opera, and was diagnosed by his doctors to have vocal cord surgery, which has stopped him from traveling to Los Angeles to attend the Oscars ceremony last Sunday (read news).
The play will be performed at the Grand Théâtre Luxembourg today Tuesday 26 (tickets) and tomorrow, Wednesday 27 (tickets) at 20:00h, and then will travel to Paris to be performed at the Théâtre Des Bouffes Du Nord on Saturday, 2nd of March at 20:30h (tickets) and Sunday 3rd of March at 16h (tickets).