2010 Pascal Dusapin To Be Sung (1994) West Coast Premiere
University of California, San Diego: CPMC Black Box Theatre San Diego, California May 26, 27 and 28, 2010 - 7:00 PM
With music by Pascal Dusapin and text by Gertrude Stein, To Be Sung is a kaleidoscope of colors and textures for both voices and instruments, by turns whimsical, dramatic and poignant. Since its premiere in 1994, To Be Sung has been presented more than fifty times throughout Europe.
Guest conductor Julian Pellicano leads kallisti, guest artist Philip Larson and the instrumentalists of Palimpsest. Susan Narucki (one of the work's original cast members) serves as stage director.
To Be Sung has been described as an exquisite interplay between Dusapin's tightly woven vocal chamber music (at times, reminiscent of Monteverdi) and Stein's evocative texts in which "shifting atmospheres and sound and create moments of concentrated emotion, which are constantly transformed, disappearing and melting, over and over again."