THE NIGHTS AND DAYS OF THE HEART TREE
AN OPERA BY TARIK BENOUARKA
The artist offers a sensitive and poetic interpretation on the theme of the exploration of consciousness and memory.
The legend of the Heart Tree evokes a world that everyone carries in themselves, different for each of us, and finds its meaning in sharing and harmony.
The story is a tale in which two stars and heavenly soulmates, Nour and Amal, will first discover, then lose one other, only to be finally reunited... And in the ballet of their two beings and their gently woven feelings, emerges the idea that everyone needs someone else to exist...
The narrative becomes the vehicle for a philosophical quest, an internal reflection, with, at the heart of the story, the Heart Tree, a tree of knowledge that symbolizes the road to wisdom.
The score brings together opera singing in Arabic and symphonic music with romantic and Orientalist accents.
The orchestration highlights each instrument on a journey through tonality and melody that intertwines …