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Nahasdzáán in the Glittering World

Nahasdzáán in the Glittering World

Chamber opera

Libretto by Laura Tohe


  • Edition: performance material
  • Language: English

 
Description
This music evolved from my collaboration with the Navajo poet Laura Tohe who resides in Arizona. Through our interpretation of the sacred stories and healing ceremonies of the Navajo Indians, we would like to draw attention to the dramatic wounds which human beings have inflicted on ‘Nahasdzáán’ [Mother Earth], at the same time displaying the force of the Navajo concept of ‘Hozho’, uniting harmony, health and beauty in a single entity.

Luc Petton’s choreography incorporates living animals (an eagle, owls and wolves) which act onstage alongside the dancers and singers. At the end of the ritual which evokes mythological figures of the Navajo, the animals remain apprehensive: what new worlds will human beings create to save the earth and avoid catastrophe? Thierry Pécou
Details
Auftragswerk : Commande de l’Opéra de Rouen Normandie
Content text: I Black World
II Blue World
III Yellow World
IV White World / Animals talking
Performance duration: 90'0"
Publisher: Schott Music
Year of composition: 2017-2018
occupation: Spider Woman · Mezzosopran - First Woman/Raven · Alt - Coyote/Younger Brother · Tenor - First Man/Elder Brother/Eagle · Bass - 2 Tänzer
Performances
Orchestra: Ensembles Variances
2020-04-17 | Grenoble (France), MC2 — 20:30
Conductor: Thierry Pécou
2019-05-02 | Caen (France), Théâtre de Caen — 20:00
Conductor: Thierry Pécou
2019-04-25 | Rouen (France), Théâtre des Arts — 20:00
Conductor: Thierry Pécou
2019-04-23 | Rouen (France), Théâtre des Arts — 20:00 | World Premiere
This music evolved from my collaboration with the Navajo poet Laura Tohe who resides in Arizona. Through our interpretation of the sacred stories and healing ceremonies of the Navajo Indians, we would like to draw attention to the dramatic wounds which human beings have inflicted on ‘Nahasdzáán’ [Mother Earth], at the same time displaying the force of the Navajo concept of ‘Hozho’, uniting harmony, health and beauty in a single entity.

Luc Petton’s choreography incorporates living animals (an eagle, owls and wolves) which act onstage alongside the dancers and singers. At the end of the ritual which evokes mythological figures of the Navajo, the animals remain apprehensive: what new worlds will human beings create to save the earth and avoid catastrophe? Thierry Pécou
Auftragswerk : Commande de l’Opéra de Rouen Normandie
Content text: I Black World
II Blue World
III Yellow World
IV White World / Animals talking
Performance duration: 90'0"
Publisher: Schott Music
Year of composition: 2017-2018
occupation: Spider Woman · Mezzosopran - First Woman/Raven · Alt - Coyote/Younger Brother · Tenor - First Man/Elder Brother/Eagle · Bass - 2 Tänzer
Orchestra: Ensembles Variances
2020-04-17 | Grenoble (France), MC2 — 20:30
Conductor: Thierry Pécou
2019-05-02 | Caen (France), Théâtre de Caen — 20:00
Conductor: Thierry Pécou
2019-04-25 | Rouen (France), Théâtre des Arts — 20:00
Conductor: Thierry Pécou
2019-04-23 | Rouen (France), Théâtre des Arts — 20:00 | World Premiere