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I Silenti

Fabrizio Cassol, Tcha Limberger, Lisaboa Houbrechts

Bruxelles / Anvers / Saint-Sébastien

At the intersection of a concert, a dance show, an opera and a piece of theatre, I silenti invents a form with a unique atmosphere, a dreamlike space that pays tribute to the Romani soul and to those who are condemned to silence. A space for poetic expression echoing the music of Monteverdi that inspired Fabrizo Cassol.
Reshaping the world

After Coup fatal and Requiem pour L. with Alain Platel and Macbeth with Brett Bailey, the composer and saxophonist explores the original popular essence of Monteverdi’s madrigals, which express the drama, passion and joy of human emotion. His music is transcended by sounds from the award-winning Roma multi-instrumentalist Tcha Limberger and seven musicians and singers, directed by Lisaboa Houbrechts. Like some ceremonial ritual, the emotional power of the singing, the depth of the polyphonies and the abstract force of the bodies are thrilling evocations of love, exile, love and war, paying tribute to the silent soul of survivors of the Roma genocide during World War II.


MEETING with the artistic team Saturday, June 19 after the performance


Due to the worsening of the pandemic crisis in India, dancer Shantala Shivalingappa will unfortunately not be able to participate in the performances of I SILENTI.

The 'total lockdown' in India and the impossibility of travelling outside the country's borders meant that there was no possibility of travel.

Lisaboa Houbrechts and Fabrizio Cassol had, however, foreseen this possibility by preparing two separate versions of the show.

The essence of I SILENTI, carried by the unique voice of Tcha Limberger, thus retains its integrity in an operatic, sensual and poetic production.

Practical information

2021 Edition

Duration 90'


For international mobility issues due to the current health situation, Shantala Shivalingappa will not be able to take part in the European tour of the show and perform in Marseille.


Where ? La Criée - National Theater of Marseille

30, quai de Rive Neuve, 7e
tél. 04 91 54 70 54 /

• Metro - 1 stop Vieux-Port

• Bus - 82, 82s, 83, 583 stop Théâtre La Criée

Bike - terminal n° 7349, La Criée 

• Parking - Indigo, Vieux-Port-La Criée 



Rate 10€
Under 12 5€


Photographies © Kurt Van Der Elst


Création 2021 | D’après Claudio Monteverdi (1567–1643) Composition Fabrizio Cassol Voix et violon Tcha Limberger Mise en scène Lisaboa Houbrechts Danse Shantala Shivalingappa Avec Claron McFadden, Nicola Wemyss, Jonathan Alvarado (voix), Tcha Limberger (voix et violon), Philippe Thuriot (accordéon), Vilmos Csikos (contrebasse), Simon Leleux (percussions), Georgi Dobrev (kaval) Scénographie Oscar Van Der Put Costumes An Breugelmans Lumière Carlo Bourguignon Son Carlo Thomson, Guillaume Desmet Conseil à la dramaturgie Christian Longchamp Assistante de production Maya Galle Régie générale Julien Soumillon


Production Théâtre de Namur (Belgique) Coproduction CAV&MA - Centre d’Art Vocal et de Musique Ancienne (Belgique) ; Théâtre de Liège (Belgique) ; Toneelhuis Antwerpen (Belgique) ; Le Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles, Théâtre national de la Communauté française ; Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg ; Les Célestins - Théâtre de Lyon ; Opéra de Lille ; Festival de Marseille... Coproduction La coop asbl (Bruxelles) ; Shelter prod (Bruxelles) Soutien Les Ballets C de la B (Belgique) ; ZHK-Ustadgah Foundation (Inde) ; Fondation Camargo (Cassis) ; Taxshelter (Belgique) ; ING ; Taxshelter du Gouvernement fédéral belge

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