Shell Shock, A Requiem of War

Author: Poorhouse International

A dance-oratorio by composer Nicholas Lens to lyrics by Nick Cave, staged and choreographed by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui recorded at Philharmonie de Paris.

  • Shell Shock  | Copyright: © Filip van Roe

    Shell Shock © Filip van Roe

PHI is proud to announce world-wide distribution of Shell Shock, a Requiem of War to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1. This suite of 12 Cantos depicting the horrors of war was originally commissioned by the Brussels Opera La Monnaie and will now be performed on November 10th and 11th at the Philharmonie de Paris.

The libretto was created by the Australian performer and author Nick Cave and set to music by the Belgian Nicholas Lens, best known for his opera “Slow Man” and the trilogy Flamma Flamma, Terra Terra and Amor Aeternus. Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui is staging and providing choreography for his Company Eastman. The Philharmonic Orchestra of Radio France and the Chorus of the Opera of Silesia in Bytom will be conducted by Bassem Akiki.

Soloists: Laurence Servaes, soprano, Sara Fulconi, mezzo, Magid El-Bushra, counter, Sébastien Droy, tenor, Mark S. Doss, bass, soloists of the Trinity Boys Choir.

Arte is taking a live feed on November 10th and you are invited to join or program this event deferred.

Recording location Philharmonie de Paris
Recording date 10th & 11th of November 2018
Duration app. 90 Minutes
Production Company LGM
Director Denis Caiozzi



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