Los Angeles 1994: 7 people see the course of their lives irrevocably changed by the earthquake. A juvenile delinquent, a South American mother, a lawyer, a journalist, a policeman, a family planning worker and a preacher.

A cross between an opera and a Broadway musical, with music by American composer John Adams and libretto by poet June Jordan, this “song play” had not yet been performed in Belgium. However, Marianne Pousseur and Enrico Bagnoli had thought of it at the time of the Paris terrorist attacks and they decided to produce it using young singers and musicians, students at the Brussels Conservatory but coming from two sections usually considered incompatible – classical and jazz.

Wanting to be inclusive, the show is meant to create connections and to inspire a melding and a blending, that it be between musical genres, between generations or between young professionals and more mature artists.

 

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Cast

  • Project of
    La Compagnie Khroma in collaboration with Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles

    Production
    Khroma

    Co-production
    Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles, Opéra Royal de Wallonie

    Music direction
    Philippe Gérard

    Libretto
    June Jordan

    Direction, set design, lights, costumes
    Marianne Pousseur & Enrico Bagnoli

    Choir master
    Thierry Fiévet

    With
    Consuelo: Maria Belen Fos / Carole Moneuse
    Leila: Natalie Oswald / Kate Petrou
    Tiffany: Sonia Sheridan Jacquelin
    Rickie: Marie Juliette Ghazarian
    Dewain: Lionel Couchard
    Mike: Paweł Janota
    David: Marc Fournier

  • Instrumental ensemble
    Clarinet: Anna Ferrandis
    Saxophone: Brayan Shimizu
    Guitar: Camille Molinos
    Bass Guitar: Sébastien Clerc
    Piano 1: Caterina Roberti
    Piano 2: Arthur Possing
    Piano 3: Xavier Roesch
    Percussions: Germain Dauwe

    Sound system
    Diederik De Cock

    Sound system assistant
    Elie Hanquart

    Movement
    Nienke Reehorst

    Assistant conductors
    Denis de Liberali and Mathieu Bonnin

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Calendar

  • Friday
    20:30
  • Saturday
    20:30
    + Live music au Marché National - 22:30
  • Tuesday
    14:00
  • Tuesday
    20:30

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