- This presentation of the Acis & Galatea story is very different from the traditional opera. How have you changed it and why?
- Why pick the 1920s as your setting?
The idea of the travel, is also metaphor to focus the interior descovering of feelings and aspects hidden in our personality, feelings that could explode when they meet a different strong deep unknown culture, and from which we are hypnotised and disoriented. Galatea, a young girl divided by two different kind of loves, sweetness and brutality, kindness and sensuality, will descover her feminility and her deepest aspect of her human nature thanks to the confrontation with another culture, that will help her to descover herself, freeing her form conventions and obliges.
- Explain the challenge of joining Western and Bhutanese musical traditions together for this production.
Bhutan, like in Händel text, has a deep feeling for the broterhood, solidariety, love of nature and high sense of common happiness.. I wanted to share with the Bhutanese collegues these common points.
- What was most important for you to honor - about both the original opera and Bhutanese musical tradition - in this new production?
The knowledge and to accept the differences and to respect the difference is the base of solidarity democracy and fight against ignorance.