FIAF presents A Proust Sonata NY Premiere

A Proust Sonata, conceived and directed by Sarah Rothenberg
A co-production by FIAF French Institute Alliance Francaise and Da Camera

Marcel Proust’s revelatory novel In Search of Lost Time 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 actors Henry Stram and Nancy Hume, 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
Lighting: Jennifer Tipton
Projection design: Hannah Wasileski
Sound design: Bart Fasbender

Henry Stram as The Narrator/Marcel
Nancy Hume as Celeste
Nicholas Phan, tenor
Boson Mo, violin
Daedalus String Quartet

The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) is the leading French language and cultural center in the US, dedicated to innovative programming in education and the arts, all exploring the evolving diversity and richness of French cultures.