During the 2007/2008 season, three contemporary composers, Florentine Mulsant, Thierry Pecou and Philippe Hersant, were invited to stay one week in Nantes.
During these few days, they met the Ensemble Utopik's musicians, professional performers, who are all enthusiastic and passionate about the musical repertoire of the 20th and 21st centuries. Three composers have worked with them on many of their works. They also met pupils and students of different schools and institutions of the city to discuss the role of contemporary music and their compositions. Finally, each of them performed with the Ensemble Utopik at the Opéra de Nantes.
This dual approach, both musical and human, Between the Lines allows you to hear this moving and mysterious music.
George Benjamin (conductor), Katie Mitchell (stage director) – With Christopher Purves (The Protector), Barbara Hannigan (Agnès)...
With Daniel Barenboïm and West-Eastern Divan Orchestra
Marcello Viotti, Daniel Schmid – Edita Gruberova (Beatrice di Tenda), Michael Volle (Filippo Maria Visconti) – Zurich Opera House
Romantic Offering: world premiere – Luzerner Sinfonieorchester