Journalist Martin Bashir's hour-long BBC interview with Diana, Princess of Wales, is the last extensive statement by one of the most photographed and influential women of her time. In it, Diana reveals herself as a woman who stages herself with dizzying ambivalence and precision - as an assailable, authentic private person, as a woman committed to humanitarian, family and feminist causes, and at the same time as an intangible, unreal image, a "Queen of Hearts" and a populist of care. She fulfills her fairy-tale role as princess and subverts it at the same time, is ideal image and deviant. Always diplomatic, she becomes a powerful aggressor, while pointedly and as if in passing addressing issues of structural violence, sexism and media power from an explicitly female point of view.
In a multimedia sound space for voice and electronics, the exceptional soprano Sarah Maria Sun is at the center of the evening, using her voice to create a cosmos that explores the unspoken, the associative echo chamber and contemporary context of the interview.
WITH: Jannik Giger (musical direction/composition voice & electronics), Leo Hofmann (sound direction/composition radio play & electronics), Benjamin van Bebber (artistic direction/direction/librettozz), Sarah Maria Sun (soprano/concept), Jude Ellison Sady Doyle (collaboration libretto).
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