Sarah Rothenberg with Dylan Morrongiello, tenor, Shepherd School of Music, and Carlos Dengler as The Narrator/Marcel in A Proust Sonata. Performance at the Moody Center for the Arts’ Lois Chiles Studio Theater at Rice University, 2017. Photo: Ben Doyle

A Proust Sonata

Thursday, November 16, 2017 | 8:00pm
Friday, November 17, 2017 | 8:00pm
Saturday, November 18, 2017 | 8:00pm
Lois Chiles Studio Theater
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Enter the creative world of Marcel Proust’s literary masterpiece and the music, paintings, and people that inspired it. A Proust Sonata is a multimedia concert-theater work conceived and directed by Sarah Rothenberg, Artistic and General Director of Da Camera. The production is inspired by Proust's early 20th century masterpiece In Search of Lost Time and interweaves text, music, and image into an innovative multi-media performance. Pianist Sarah Rothenberg is joined by a Tony Award-winning design team and a cast that includes professional actors and musicians together with students from Rice's Shepherd School of Music. The music of Fauré, Shumann, Debussy, Chopin, Ravel, Beethoven, and Reynaldo Hahn evoke the author’s themes of memory, lost childhood, fashionable Parisian salons, and the final reclusive years when he withdrew from society to complete his magnum opus.

Conceived, written, and directed by Sarah Rothenberg
Scenic and costume design: Marina Draghici
Projection design: Hannah Wasileski
Sound design: Bart Fasbender

Carlos Dengler as The Narrator/Marcel
Nancy Hume as Celeste
Students of the Shepherd School of Music:
Dylan Morrongiello, tenor
Dorothy Gal, soprano
Michael Ferri, violin
Gabriel Anker, violin
Dylan Feldpausch, violin
Austin Simmons, viola;
Bree Ahern, cello