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I Silenti

Fabrizio Cassol/Lisaboa Houbrechts/Tcha Limberger

“...Hoe de klasse-accordeonist Philippe Thuriot tijdens een lange solo gebaseerd op het 'Lamento d'Arianna' plots fladderende notenslierten tevoorschijn tovert, gedrenkt in weergaloze weemoed: magnifiek.”

De Standaard, 2 juli 2021, Annemarie Peeters
© Kurt Van der Elst

The voices of soprano Claron McFadden, mezzo-soprano Nicola Wemyss and Argentine singer Jonatan Alvarado intertwine with virtuoso violinist and gypsy singer Tcha Limberger. Opera, concert, dance, theatre – it’s a completely hybrid form of production presented by the composer and saxophonist Fabrizio Cassol and the Ghent-based director Lisaboa Houbrechts.

Constructed from Monteverdi’s madrigals – pieces stemming from a popular polyphonic tradition – the show offers an evocation focused on love, separation and confrontation. Looking at the genocide of the Roma during World War II, a “forgotten holocaust”, I Silenti speaks of those who have been silenced. Although blind, Tcha Limberger, at the centre of the performance, delivers through his voice a unique vision of the world. He shares his universe with musicians, singers, as well as the Indian dancer Shantala Shivalingappa. From the extreme fragility of this cry springs the power of emotions and the poetry of a recomposed story.

  • Music composition
    Fabrizio Cassol

    Lisaboa Houbrechts

    Voice and Violin
    Tcha Limberger

    Shantala Shivalingappa

    Claron Mcfadden
    Nicola Wemyss
    Jonatan Alvarado

    Philippe Thuriot

    Double bass
    Vilmos Csikos

    Simon Leleux

    Georgi Dobrev

    Scenography & video
    Oscar van der Put

    An Breugelmans

    Carlo Bourguignon

  • Sound
    Carlo Thomson
    Guillaume Desmet

    Dramaturgy advisor
    Christian Longchamp

    Production assistant
    Maya Galle

    Stage manager
    Julien Soumillon

    Astérios Spectacles
    Otto Productions

    Le Théâtre de Namur, Cavema, Théâtre de Liège, Toneelhuis Antwerpen, Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Les Célestins - Théâtre de Lyon, Opéra de Lille, Festival de Marseille

    With support of
    Les Ballets C de la B, ZHK-Ustadgah Foundation (Mumbai-Inde), Camargo Foundation.

    La Coop asbl, Shelter Prod.

    With support of, ING et du tax-shelter du gouvernement fédéral belge

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