A Proust Sonata

A Proust Sonata, conceived and directed by Sarah Rothenberg
A co-production by the Moody Center for the Arts and Da Camera

Marcel Proust’s revelatory novel comes to life in 7 musical tableaux scored for tenor, two actors, violin, string quartet and piano. Equal parts concert and theater, A Proust Sonata transforms music, painting and literature into multimedia performance. Pianist and director Sarah Rothenberg, 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, interweaves sound collage, image and music to 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. Music of Fauré, Schumann, Debussy, Chopin, Ravel, Beethoven, Reynaldo Hahn.

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 Maffuz-Anker, violin
Dylan Feldpausch, violin
Austin Simmons, viola;
Bree Ahern, cello