melodrama for one actor (and one) pianist

inspired by an old Corsican legend as told by Claude Arrighi


Languages: French, Czech

Duration: 6’

- 1 single performer (actor and pianist) performing both roles
- 2 performers, an actor and a pianist

Premiere: Kryštof Mařatka, October 2011, Cargèse Scientific Center, Corsica

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Notes on the work:

Inspired by an old Corsican folk legend, this work is part of a set of melodramas designed for an actor (and a) pianist. As in his other melodramas, Kryštof Mařatka gives a key role to the text of The Devil’s Cauldron and to its action. Without creating contrasts that would move the text to other semantic contexts, the music complements the narrative, which dominates the work.

More about the melodramas in the chapter COMPOSER