Tags: Singespiel

Charlotte Salomon

Marc-André Dalbavie composer. This opera, with libretto by Barbara Honigmann, is based on Salomon’s semi-fictional diary, (Life? Or Theater?), created during her French exile from 1940 to 1942. She was sent to Auschwitz and murdered there, 26 years old and pregnant. Her diary included more than 700 pages of watercolor images, text, and musical references. She described it as a Singespiel, or a play in song. Her art has been shown in museums throughout the world. The opera premiered in Salzburg, Austria, during the summer of 2014.