Classical music

Dusapin: Passion

Part of Classical Season 2018/19

Pascal Dusapin explores the pain and passion of two lovers who are forced apart to separate worlds in this new dance-opera.

This searingly beautiful and sensuous work for voice and body springs from the myth of Orpheus. However, there's an intriguing contemporary take – she is the one who wants to be followed.

Blending the haunting sounds of harpsichord and Arabic Oud, Dusapin’s gleaming, shifting score, performed by the London Sinfonietta, conveys a timeless world within which the movement of dancers and singers can play out their story of loss and desire.

A co-production by Music Theatre Wales and National Dance Company Wales. Created in association with the London Sinfonietta.

A metaphor for human yearning towards togetherness and independence
Sydney Morning Herald on Dusapin's Passion


London Sinfonietta
Geoffrey Paterson conductor
Jennifer France soprano, Her
Johnny Herford baritone, Him
EXAUDI Vocal Ensemble
Michael McCarthy director
Caroline Finn director
Simon Banham designer
Joe Fletcher lighting
Sound Intermedia


Pascal Dusapin: Passion for soprano, baritone, chorus & orchestra

Dates & times

13 Oct 2018
Approximate run time: 80 mins No interval
Run times may vary, find out more


Queen Elizabeth Hall


£18 - £30
Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)
£18, £24, £30


25% (limited availability)
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Join us at 6.30pm for an insightful 30-minute pre-performance discussion between Michael McCarthy (co-director), Caroline Finn (co-director) and Pascal Dusapin (composer) about the collaboration, the making and the music of Passion.