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Folie À Deux

Premiere: 11. Mar 2015 Running period: 11 - 12/03

Insanity, electricity and love collide in a sonic voyage into the shared psychosis known as ‘folie à deux’, where a delusion is transmitted from one person to another.

Bergen National Opera and Borealis present a sonic voyage into the shared psychosis known as 'folie à deux', where a delusion is transmitted from one person to another.

Songs are woven together for two singers and a specially created electro-magnetic harp in this modern folk tale performed against a backdrop of responsive light and sound.

Directed by Frederic Wake-Walker, Folie à Deux is a collaboration between British composer Emily Hall and Icelandic lyricist Sjón and features experimental jazz artist Sofia Jernberg and the tenor Finnur Bjarnason.

Composer - Emily Hall Librettist - Sjón Director - Fredric Wake-Walker Lighting Designer - Dan Large Live Sound Design - Sound Intermedia Electro-magnetic harp design and build by David Sheppard and Jonathan Green

Vocals - Sofia Jernberg and Finnur Bjarnason Harp - Helen Sharp Electro-magnetic harp - John-Paul Gandy

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11/03 Wednesday 22.00
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12/03 Thursday 00.00
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