Classical music
Contemporary Classical

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.

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 MTW and NDCWales

Created in collaboration with the London Sinfonietta and EXAUDI

If I were the British Government I’d declare the London Sinfonietta a national treasure long may they continue to make new music
Steve Reich


London Sinfonietta
Geoffrey Paterson conductor
Allison Bell 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
Run times may vary, find out more


Queen Elizabeth Hall


£18 - £30
Booking fee: £2.50 (Members £0.00)
£18, £24, £30


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