Opera Ballet Vlaanderen has been shortlisted for the Fedora Opera Prize with 'Like flesh'. The world creation is a contemporary myth in uncertain times, an intimate love epic in crisis. Voting is open until 25 February.
Opéra de Lille presents the new multimedia chamber opera, Like flesh, in 2022. This dark world creation, composed by Sivan Eldar, is built around topical themes such as queerness and climate change, and rings the alarm bell about our destructive relationships with each other and the world.
In fragmented scenes, the narrative is alternated with poetic monologues by a vocal ensemble representing the Forest. They lead us through the last Ice Age up to the sixth mass extinction and creates a vivid context for the three protagonists. Musically, this project is supported by a chamber orchestra and 64 amplifiers scattered around the opera hall.
Composition - Sivan Eldar (United States / Israel)
Libretto - Cordelia Lynn (Great Britain)
Sound design - Augustin Muller (France)
Musical direction - Maxime Pascal (France)
Direction and Set Design - Silvia Costa (Italy)
Video Design - Francesco D'Abbraccio (Italy)
Set design assistance - Alessio Valmori (Italy)
Lighting design - Andrea Sanson (Italy)
Costume design - Laura Dondoli (Italy)
Co-producers for this project are Opéra Orchestre national de Montpellier, Opéra national de Lorraine (Nancy), Le Balcon, IRCAM and Opera Ballet Vlaanderen.