WHEN I DIE - A GHOST STORY
As part of Measure for Measure, musical theater festival
In 1970, Rosemary Brown released an album of compositions dictated by the ghosts of Chopin, Liszt, Debussy and others. Thom Luz takes hold of this amazing true story.
The Swiss director Thom Luz, a rising star of European musical theatre, following in the footsteps of Christoph Marthaler, examines the case of a medium who made headlines in the 1970s. He turns this figure into the heroine of a melancholic play that celebrates mystery. For there is genuine mystery here. How did a modest London cleaning lady with a basic knowledge of music imitate Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert? Welcome to an evening with Rosemary Brown, where the line between reality and imagination becomes blurred.
with Jack McNeill, Daniele Pintaudi, Suly Röthlisberger, Samuel Streiff, Mathias Weibel
direction, conception et scenography Thom Luz
musical direction Mathias Weibel
dramaturgy Marcus Dross
costumes and light Tina Bleuler
sound Martin Hofstetter