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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.

Passion is a co-production by Music Theatre Wales and NDCWales. Created in association with the London Sinfonietta.

Mae Passion yn gyd-gynhyrchiad rhwng MTW a CDCCymru. Crëwyd ar y cyd â’r 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
Music Theatre Wales
National Dance Company Wales
Cyril Durand-Gasselin dancer
Ed Myhill dancer
Julia Rieder dancer
Nikita Goile dancer
Queenie Maidmont-Otlet dancer
Malik Williams dancer
EXAUDI Vocal Ensemble
Michael McCarthy director
Caroline Finn director
Simon Banham designer
Joe Fletcher lighting
Sound Intermedia sound design, from an original concept by Thierry Corduys


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

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Queen Elizabeth Hall


£18 - £30
Booking fee: £3.50 (Members £0.00)
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Queen Elizabeth Hall at 6.30pm, pre-concert talk. Michael McCarthy (co-director), Caroline Finn (co-director) and Pascal Dusapin (composer) discuss the collaboration, the making and the music of Passion. Admission free.