I think of Marilyn Monroe. I think of Marlene Dietrich. I think of Maria Callas and Romy Schneider.
Beautiful, talented, famous – but alone.
Terribly, hopelessly alone.
In this solitude becomes a companion at all times and that you end up giving a face : this of the Absolute Love. As a drug, that is misleading minds until they invent a reason to live again – a chimera.
And then there are the people of ordinary lifes whose fate switches in an instant – an earthquake, the crash of a plane … famous or anonymous equal before the abyssal void that one refuses, that one revolts against in the violence of despair.
Fate has no use crying and tears: Return to your chimeras and live, if you still can.
„… a chimera, a dream, an unreal thing like rain before it falls.“
Premiered: May 2016
Opera: Bolschoi Theatre
Music: Carlos Pino Quintana, Ottorino Respighi, Johann Sebastian Bach
Costume: Stephanie Bäuerle
Light: James Angot
Set Design: Patrick de Bana
Dancers: Svetlana Zakharova, Denis Savin, Patrick de Bana
Length: 25 min
Libretto: Jean-Francoise Vazelle
Photography: Aleksandr Ivanov