The portrait of an Iranian psychoanalyst who is wrongfully interned and her battle for freedom with almost mythical proportions.Following the cry for help from his Iranian colleague Mitra Kadivar, psychoanalyst Jacques-Alain Miller tries to free her from a psychiatric hospital in Teheran by means of e-mail correspondence. Based on this heartfelt correspondence Mitra brings the story of Kadivar’s fight. On the crossroads between opera, film and installation is this a genuine cry from the depths of imprisonment and isolation. Mitra attests of the resistance of our humanity, which is vulnerable and stands up against everything that destroys it. Besides this on-stage version Jorge León also made the film ‘Mitra’ which will be shown in selected international cinemas from autumn 2018.
CONCEPT | DIRECTION: JORGE LEÓN • COMPOSITION: EVA REITER • COMPOSITION CHORAL PARTS: GEORGE VAN DAM • MUSICAL SUPERVISION: GEORGES-ELIE OCTORS • DRAMATURGY: ISABELLE DUMONT • SCENOGRAPHY: THIBAULT VANCRAENENBROECK • COSTUMES: SILVIA HASENCLEVER • VIDEO: ALIOCHA VAN DER AVOORT • IMAGES: JORGE LEÓN • ALIOCHA VAN DER AVOORT • THOMAS SCHIRA • LIGHTING DESIGN: PETER QUASTERS • SOUND DESIGN: ALEXANDRE FOSTIER • SOPRANO: CLARON MCFADDEN • VOICES: MITRA KADIVAR • JAQUES-ALIN MILLER • PERFORMER: SIMONE AUGHTERLONY • CHILD: LAURENZ SCHÄFER • ENSEMBLE: ICTUS • : MICHAEL SCHMID (FLUTE) • GERRIT NULENS (PERCUSSION) • GEORGE VAN DAM (VIOLIN) • EVA REITER (PAETZOLD RECORDER & BASS VIOLIN) • VOCALS: MM SOLISTS ENSEMBLE OF LA MONNAIE • CHOIR COACH: POLINA BOGDANOVA