AROUND THE BRAME

DER URWALD

WEDNESDAY 9 NOVEMBER 2016, TO 19H30

POETIC CANTATE OFFERED BY THE WINTERREISE COMPAGNIE THEATER

Der Urwald is an open book on our childhood memories, our secret fears, our strange dreams of sleeping wood. Interweaving words and music, Olivier Dhénin summons emblematic figures of the forest, lost characters who are remembered by us. These "wanderers" take body and word, not to tell their story, but to tell their missing part, that according to the tale, that of the memory of their souls captive in the forest. Such as Siegfried, the hero of The Ring of Nibelung ; Snow White, the dead and resurrected princess; Hänsel, the lost and abandoned child ...

The string sextet will echo with its plaintive song the shadow and the murmur of the ancestral forest around these solitary voices.

Design, dramaturgy and voice Olivier Dhenin
Text material Rainer-Maria Rilke, Adalbert Stifter, Georg Trakl, Robert Walser
Music Johannes Brahms, Gustav Mahler, Richard Strauss, Alexander Wemlinsky, Richard Wagner
Transcription Pierre Penisson
Comedians Martin Coz Elléouët, Esther Garrel, Paul Spera
Musicians Céline Laly (soprano), Cyprien Brod (violin), Sarah Jégou-Sagerman (violin), Ludovic Levionnois (viola), Léon Van den Berg (viola), Côme Giraudon (cello), Rémi Carlon (cello)

Prologue
Adalbert Stifter, In the Bavarian Forest (1868)
Johannes Brahms, String sextet n ° 2 op. 36, 1er movement (1866)

Monologue #1
 : The Traveler / Siegfried
Georg Trakl, Revelation and annihilation (1915)
Richard Wagner, Forest murmurs (Siegfried, 1857)

Monologue #2
 : The Child / Hänsel
Gustav Mahler, Das klagende Lied, "Waldmärchen" (1880)
Rainer Maria Rilke, Requiem on the death of a child (1915)

Monologue #3
 : The Soul of the Forest / Snow White
Richard Strauss, Waldseligkeit (1901)
Robert Walser, Snow White (1901)

Epilogue

Alexander Zemlinsky, Maiblumen Blühten überall (1898)

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