Ana Sokolović, music | Frédérick Gravel, stage and artistic direction | Jacques-Lee Pelletier, make-up
Marie-Annick Béliveau, mezzo-soprano | Jean Derome, saxophone
Co-diffusion with Le Vivier
September 27, 28, 39, Amphithéâtre — Le Gesù, Montreal
Il est de ces soirées dont on ne sort pas entièrement indemnes, tant la portée du discours musical est forte. _
- Claudine Jacques, L’Opéra (Canada), November 15, 2017
Love has always been and always will be the inexhaustible inspiration of human creativity. Love follows us everywhere; love is the cause and the result. Love evokes the strongest human emotions: love has led people to wars, but it has also inspired the most beautiful poems. All the languages sing about love the same way. Every happiness, worry, sadness and tenderness is similar to another.
Love Songs is an intimate story about love in five “thematic” movements: pure love, tender love, a child’s love, mature love and love for a person we lost. The lyrics are sung in five languages: English, French, Serbian, Irish and Latin. There are interludes between the movements, with the phrase “I love you” said in a 100 languages. While the movements are lyrical, the interludes are more rhythmic, inspired by the colours of a hundred languages, with the singer using various unconventional voice techniques.
— Ana Sokolović