Ein deutsches Requiem, Op. 45, Johannes Brahms

*Version for soloists, choir & piano

Between the mourning of his friend Schumann and the imminent one of his mother, Brahms composes his German requiem going beyond the religious dimension to address humanity as a whole.
This work carries with it the heritage of the ancient alchemists of the appeasement of souls (Bach, Schütz). This “human” requiem offers itself as an immense consolation, a true promise of light after pain.

Pygmalion takes over this choral monument in an immersive and interactive version imagined by Jochen Sandig. Created in Berlin in 2012 as a scenic object where the border between the audience and the performers blurs for the benefit of the community, this creation is here redesigned and adapted for the huge concrete vessel that is the Submarine Base.

In this place, the Requiem is more akin than ever to an immersion in the depths of human hearts.

Human Requiem, Brahms

Pygmalion & Raphaël Pichon

Scenic creation – ambulatory concert

Jochen Sandig, concept and direction
Jörg Bittner, light creation
Rosabel Huguet Dueñas, assistant director

Davide Camplani & Martha Hincapié assistant choreography

Sabine Devieilhe, soprano
Konstantin Krimmel, baritone
Tanguy de Williencourt, piano
Pygmalion, choir

Raphaël Pichon, conductor

Creation of Rundfunkchor Berlin – Radialsystem Berlin – 2012

Sasha Waltz & Guests

Show created thanks to the generous support of Ms. Aline Foriel-Destezet, Grand Patron of the Pulsations Festival

Dates: July 15, 16, 17 & 18, 2021 – 10 p.m at Les Bassins de Lumières – Bordeaux

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Photos by Fred Mortagne

Press reviews

https://www.lemonde.fr/culture/article/2021/07/21/opera-un-saisissant-requiem-humain-dans-l-ancienne-base-sous-marine-de-bordeaux_6089002_3246.html

https://www.sudouest.fr/gironde/bordeaux/on-a-vu-le-bouleversant-requiem-humain-de-l-ensemble-pygmalion-a-bordeaux-4173387.php