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FAUVEL

Vocal theatre by Karmina Šilec. Music by Lojze Lebič (‘Fauvel ’86’) and from the medieval poem with music ‘Roman de Fauvel’.
World Premiere

Texts by Gervais du Bus, Erasmus of Rotterdam, Raoul Chaillou de Pesstain, Milan Jesih, Eustache Deschamps, Janez Menart. In French, German, English, Slovenian and Latin with German and English surtitles.

This piece of vocal theatre developed exclusively for the Theater Basel Chorus, «Fauvel», is based on a work by composer Lojze Lebič, (‘Fauvel ’86’), which in turn draws on the medieval poem with music «Roman de Fauvel». This allegorical tale from the 14th century about a cunning donkey’s rise to power is a humorous and ironic critique of a corrupt and decadent society.  With her sensual and poetic concept of “choral direction”, conductor and director Karmina Šilec, renowned for her work as director of the celebrated Slovenian ensemble Carmina Slovenica, had provided “the musical answer to Pina Bausch’s dance theatre” (Opera World) and has been hailed around the world for her “powerfully theatrical, genre-busting productions” (New York Times). Under her guidance a remarkable evening is now created with the Theater Basel Chorus at its centre.

Preisstufe V (Gr. Bühne)

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