Fanny M. at the Off d’Avignon! With Emilie Chevrillon, in concert-reading version.
Co-produced with the FEVIS – Concerts ” Interférences “.
Giving voice to those whom History has made inaudible.
Fanny M. was born from a mystery: the identity of an unknown woman who fueled passions and participated in the craze around Ludwig van Beethoven. At his death, the composer left a feverish love letter, never sent and whose recipient will never be known.
At the same time, his time ordered Fanny Mendelssohn to be a wife and mother. Even her brother Felix recognized her immense talent as a composer, but fearing that it would surpass his own, he preferred to reassure her in her role as housewife…
In this concert-reading, Ludwig van Beethoven’s Quartet Op. 18 No. 1, Richard Dubugnon’s Letter to the Beloved Immortal, a melodrama, and Fanny Mendelssohn’s Quartet in E-flat Major resonate with Ludwig’s, Fanny’s, and Felix’s correspondence and letters, plunging us into the intimacy of the composer and the composer and exposing the intricacies of the heart of one and the struggle of the other.