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Premiere 18th May 2022

In SOLA SOLETTA, the American soprano Maribeth Diggle (USA) examines these gender-related hierarchies in a socially critical and poetic way. With an idiosyncratic performer cast and the Argentine composer Ezequiel Menalled. His score fuses lyricism, contemporary vocal techniques and live electronics into a sensuous sound design.

In collaboration with costume designer Irina Shaposhnikova, Maribeth gives a completely different look at Mimi from Puccini's La Bohème, one of the most famous operatic characters of all time, by starting from the woman's point of view. The unique costumes were created from upcycled materials and hand crafted in opera’s costume department.

Concept, Directing: Maribeth Diggle 

Composition, electronica: Ezequiel Menalled  

Dramaturgy:  Katherina Lindekens  

Choreography:  Lisi Estaras    

Scenography: Za Florizazoponet 

Costumes: Irina Shaposhnikova 

Production:  Maribeth Diggle, Opera Ballet Vlaanderen and Muziektheater Transparant 

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