Only the Sound Remains - Opera - Season 17/18 Programming - Opéra national de Paris

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    Only the Sound Remains

    Kaija Saariaho

    Palais Garnier - from 23 January to 07 February 2018

    Elisa Haberer / OnP

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Only the Sound Remains

Palais Garnier - from 23 January to 07 February 2018

Only the Sound Remains

Opera Kaija Saariaho

Palais Garnier - from 23 January to 07 February 2018

2h20 with 1 interval

Language : English

Surtitle : French / English

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The timbre of the lute or the voice, the movements of dance and those of the wind are so many intangible treasures, the loss of which can be unbearable.
Only the Sound Remains brings together two short operas, Always Strong and Feather Mantle, inspired by two plays from Japanese No theatre: Tsunemasa and Hagoromo. After a violent death in combat, the tormented Tsunemasa reappears at court: his spirit has been deprived of the happiness of playing the lute, an instrument from which his skill once drew enchanting sounds. In Feather Mantle, a fisherman appropriates a mantle which he finds hanging from a branch.
A young nymph asks him to give it back so that she can return to heaven. In exchange, she promises him the offering of a dance.

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Only the Sound Remains - Kaija Saariaho

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