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Lyrical Baroque Ensemble

Stabat Mater

G.B Pergolese

"This divine poem of pain, moving and profound" according to Bellini, conveys extreme emotion: it is not the swan song of an artist at the gates of death, but a song of sincere humanism and full of hope.

On his deathbed, Pergolesi created a score which was to renew the music of the nobility in Naples for Holy Week. With two voices and a set of strings, it affirms the spiritual force of a poem born five centuries earlier.

Our "Stabat Mater", of flesh and blood, laughter and tears, speaks of a King-migrant elected in his kingdom of precariousness and the message he carries. » Caroline Mutel Stage director and soprano

A multidisciplinary and committed creation

Sébastien d'Hérin, David Bobée and Caroline Mutel have chosen to make Pergolesi's "Stabat Mater" a show where the music is expanded by the addition of staging, dance and circus.

A bridge between the arts, at the service of a score where three artists create distance from the liturgical aspects to instead underline a humanist message. With explicit references to the fate of exiles, sound recordings of migrants, humanitarians and journalists, but also modern choreography and decorative elements carrying strong symbolism, this "Stabat Mater" is defined as striking, multidisciplinary, current and universal.


Musical direction • Sébastien d'Hérin
Soprano • Caroline Mutel
Alto • Aurore Ugolin
Staging • David Bobée & Caroline Mutel
Dance • Aipeur Foundou
Circus artist • Rémi Bolard