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Dusapin: Passion

Tuesday 30 Oct 2018 7:30pm

A dance opera

By Pascal Dusapin
Music Theatre Wales & National Dance Company Wales
with London Sinfonietta & EXAUDI
Geoffrey Paterson conductor
Michael McCarthy & Caroline Finn directors

In this searingly beautiful and sensuous work for voice and body, Dusapin explores the pain and passion of two lovers who are forced apart to separate worlds. Springing from the myth of Orpheus but with an intriguing contemporary take – she is the one who wants to be followed. Mixed with the haunting sounds of harpsichord and Arabic oud, Dusapin’s gleaming, shifting score, performed by the London Sinfonietta, conveys a timeless world within which the movement of dancers and singers can play out their story of loss and desire.

“It is beautiful, haunting and wonderfully well done… The staging, co-directed by Michael McCarthy and choreographer Caroline Finn, is remarkable for its seamless integration of movement and music.”
★★★★ The Guardian

“An opera-ballet of elegiac beauty”
★★★★ The Stage

“Intense and often sensuous”
★★★★ Classical Source

“All the elements coalesce into a work that is emotionally fine-spun and ever so slightly creepy.”
★★★★ The Times

Passion is a co-production by MTW and NDCWales. Created in association with the London Sinfonietta.