Opera Louise

Teenage Bodies

Directed by: Julien Chavaz

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Opéra Louise presents thoughts on the teenager’s body based on Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu Nostri. A cycle of cantates for five voices, an actor and an instrumental ensemble, featuring live music and movement.

An original idea by Julien Chavaz, Oliver Dähler and Jérôme Kuhn.

Supported by the Oertli-Stiftung and the Swiss Cultural Fund UK.

 

Live music (small orchestra)


The Opéra Louise company produces both repertoire and contemporary works. It aims to renew the codes of opera and embrace an uninhibited attitude towards the genre.  Stimulating a new operatic theatre, decompartmentalizing musical drama and abandoning time-worn conventions, Opéra Louise is frisch, frech und fröhlich—something long overdue!