Fabrice Murgia digs through the journals, short stories and essays of the American poet Sylvia Plath on a quest for this brilliant artist’s soul. The show takes the form of an original pop opera for a singer and nine women. The music is composed by the Belgian pianist and singer-songwriter An Pierlé, who is accompanied by her Quartet.
On stage, the action takes place on a movie set that shows both a movie in the making and backstage activity: a bridge between “being” and “portraying,” between dream and reality.
Coproduction: Le Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles, Théâtre de Namur, Central – La Louvière, Mars – Mons Arts de la Scène – Fondation Mons2025 dans the frame of the Biennale 2018-2019, Printemps des Comédiens Montpellier, Comédie de Saint-Etienne, Centre Dramatique National, Théâtre Jean Vilar de Vitry-sur-Scène, Le Carreau – Scène Nationale de Forbach et de l’Est mosellan, Théâtres en Dracénie Draguignan, la Coop asbl, Shelter prod.
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Cie ArtaraFabrice Murgia
- Genre: Theatre / Pop opera / Film
- World premiere: September '18 Théâtre Wallonie-Bruxelles
- Performance period: October '20, March-April '21 and on demand
- Direction: Fabrice Murgia
- Creation & performance: Valérie Bauchau, Clara Bonnet, Solène Cizeron, Vanessa Compagnucci, Vinora Epp, Léone François, Magali Pinglaut, Ariane Rousseau & Scarlet Tummers
- Sound design & arrangements: An Pierlé, Koen Gisen, Hendrik Lasure & Casper Van De Velde
Maeterlinck Award 2019
Best artistic and technical achievement
“With Sylvia, Fabrice Murgia brings us his most ambitious show to date. Out of the ordinary, necessary, and so beautiful it makes you shiver.”
“Sylvia” is spectacular. Beautiful, organic, poetic, disturbing. Unforgettable.”