Thursday, 17.06.2004 at 20:00
Helena Tulve's chamber opera "It Is Getting So Dark" will be performed at the Festival Baltoscandal.
Helena Tulve's chamber opera "It Is Getting So Dark" is based on texts chosen by the composer herself from a book called "Makura no soshi" (The Pillow Book) by Sei Shonagon, a 10th century Japanese lady-in-waiting. Her diary depicts impressions, scenes, emotions seen through the eyes of a poetical and witty observer. Shonagon's heritage became a model for a later Japanese literature genre Zuihitsu (Mixture).
Composed in 2004, Tulve's work is performed by female voices and a small insturmental chamber ensemble.
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir Women
Music director and conductor: Paul Hillier
Stage director: Anu Lamp
Designer: Iir Hermeliin
Video artist: Tarvo Hanno Varres