Hidden in Plain Sight

from Aaron Einbond

as part of the Festival Aix-en-Provence

Hidden in Plain Sight is a pop-up music theatre performance that brings the experience of opera as immediate, interactive, and surprising to the streets of Aix-en-Provence during the 2016 Opera Festival. Aaron Einbond's composed score of vocal, instrumental, and environmental sounds is complemented with short quotations from the work of Debussy, especially Pelléas and Mélisande. Director Jude Christian guides the audience to encounter characters and music in a series of intimate and public settings shaped by their architecture and resonances. Each performer represents a character in an imaginary drama whose narrative is constructed in the minds of the individual participants as they stumble upon or follow the action to hidden corners of the city.

Aaron Einbond: composer

Jude Christian: director

Geneviève Sorin: choreographer

Marielou Jacquard: mezzo-soprano

Laurent Deleuil: baritone

Jone Bolibar Núñez: clarinet and bass clarinet

Ellen Fallowfield: violoncello