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Is this the End?

Composed by Jean-Luc Fafchamps to a libretto by Éric Brucher, Is this the end? is a remarkable project in terms of form and subject. Consisting of three independent parts, this ‘pop requiem’ explores  the intermediate states of consciousness between life and death through the experience of three characters thrown into limbo. The director Ingrid von Wantoch Rekowski has come up with a ‘baroque’ framework that is darkly ironic and poetic, particularly suited to pushing the boundaries of opera (we think of the first part of the trilogy, the live-filmed opera Dead little Girl). The second part – Here’s the Woman! , a cross between live performance and video and sound installation, will be staged at La Monnaie in April 2022. Immerse yourself in the creation process!     

Jean-Luc Fafchamps
Éric Brucher
Ouri Bronchti
Director & filmic concept
Ingrid Von Wantoch Rekowski
Premiere: 21.4.2022

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