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A new dance-opera by Pascal Dusapin

11, 13, 23 & 30 October, 6 & 10 November

Basingstoke | London | Cardiff | Suffolk | Salford | Mold


Music Theatre Wales and National Dance Company Wales present Passion.

In this searingly beautiful and sensuous work for voice and body, Dusapin explores the pain of two lovers forced apart to separate worlds. Springing from the myth of Orpheus but with an intriguing contemporary take – she is the one who wants to be followed. Mixed with the haunting sounds of harpsichord and Arabic Oud, Dusapin’s gleaming, shifting score, performed by the London Sinfonietta, conveys a timeless world within which the movement of dancers and singers can play out their story of loss and desire.

Pascal Dusapin Passion

Geoffrey Paterson conductor
Michael McCarthy & Caroline Finn directors
Jennifer France (soprano) Her
Johnny Herford (baritone) Him
National Dance Company Wales: 
Cyril Durand-Gaselin
Ed Myhill
Julia Rieder
Nikita Goile
Queenie Maidmont – Otlet
(Apprentice Dancer)
Malik Williams
EXAUDI vocals
London Sinfonietta
Simon Banham
Joe Fletcher lighting
Sound Intermedia sound design, from an original concept by Thierry Coduys

A co-production by MTW and NDCWales. Created in association with the London Sinfonietta.

Pascal Dusapin and Michael McCarthy in conversation
Saturday 13 October at 3.30pm, Royal Festival Hall

Free to ticket holders of the evening's performance of Passion. 


A metaphor for human yearning towards togetherness and independence Sydney Morning Herald on Dusapin's Passion



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  • £25; Under 25s £10 (includes £3 booking fee)

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    Anvil Arts
    Churchill Way
    RG21 7QR

    Box Office No:
    01256 844244

  • £18, £24, £30 (plus booking fee)

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    Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre

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  • Tickets from £17

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    Wales Millennium Centre
    Bute Place
    Cardiff Bay

    Box Office No:
    029 2063 6464

  • £5–£24

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    Snape Maltings
    IP17 1SP

    Box Office No:
    01728 687110

  • £16.50

    Venue: (view map)

    The Lowry
    Pier 8
    The Quays
    M50 3AZ

    Box Office No:
    0843 208 6000

  • From £10

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    Theatr Clwyd, Mold

    Box Office No:
    01352 701521