SIS SOLOS SOLES
Six brand new operas sung in 6 different parts of the opera house Liceu by 6 different women
A young woman steps into a bathtub and slowly sinks into the water for what may be her last bath; a mature female singer, avid for beauty, finds happiness only in the contents of a miserable refrigerator; an old woman fights against the inevitable by refusing to be taken into a home; a girl anxiously awaiting a phone call is afraid to leave the house lest she is left without network coverage; a young Danae, with a knife hidden in her clothes, returns to the basement where her father abused her; and a teenage YouTuber tells her followers that this is her last message before the end of the world.
SIS SOLOS SOLES is a New and Pocket Opera project which unites six monodramas for female voice and instrumentalist into a single performance. It was commissioned from six different librettist-composer teams. While exploring the bowels of a theatre, the audience discovers, through a sort of intimate confession, the tales underlying the different voices which are trapped in their respective home environments.
AGUSTÍ CHARLES, MARIO G. CORTIZO, RAQUEL GARCÍA-TOMÁS, JOAN MAGRANÉ, LUCAS PEIRE and FRANCESC PRAT — six short operas
Librettists: Cristina Cordero, Oriol Pla, Marc Rosich, Victòria Szpunberg and Helena Tornero.
World premiere: Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona 1 November 2020. Cancelled
STREAMING 15 – 21 November 2020, 12.000 viewings
Musical director Francesc Prat
Stage director Marc Rosich
Stage design and lighting Laura Clos “Closca”
Costume design & characterisation Núria Llunell
Assistant director Jordi Pérez Solé
Photography Pol Rebaque
Assistant stage design Sergi Corbera
Dolors Aldea, Elena Copons, Marta Fiol, Maria Hinojosa, Elena Tarrats and Lidia Vinyes-Curtis
Judit Bardolet, Marc Charles, José Antonio Domené, Mario G. Cortizo and Àlex Rodríguez Flaqué
Production: Helena Moliné
Comunication OBNC: Neus Purtí
Direction OBNC: Dietrich Grosse
Running time: 20 minutes each opera, evening 2:30 hours
PRODUCTION: ÒPERA DE BUTXACA I NOVA CREACIÓ;
COPRODUCTION: GRAN TEATRE DEL LICEU
With the support of the DEPARTAMENT DE CULTURA DE LA GENERALITAT DE CATALUNYA, MINISTERIO DE CULTURA Y DEPORTE – INAEM, INSTITUT DE CULTURA DE BARCELONA – ICUB.
Thanks to: Teatre Nacional de Catalunya, Louise Higham, Carme Rosich, Marta Calderón Gómez
model foto poster: Laura Weissmahr