A dramatised narration-reading by Fanny Ardant The renowned actress narrates excerpts from the Marguerite Duras’ piece ‘Aurellia Steiner’, which recounts the timeless dimension of Love and Death. Polydoros Vogiatzis narrates the original text by Dimitris Dimitriadis in response to Aurelia Steiner. The narrations are enriched by the original music of famous cellist Sonia Wieder-Atherton.
French famous actress, Fanny Ardant has performed in more than eighty films and thirty theatrical plays. Among others, she has directed André Messager’s operetta Véronique (2008) and Stephen Sondheim’s musical Passion (2016) at the Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris. This is the first time she directs an opera production.
The Greek actor Polydoros Vogiatzis lives and works between France and Greece. He has already worked in the theater with Yannis Houvardas, Anestis Azas, Stamatis Fassoulis, Bijoux de Kant and played with Charlotte Rampling, Lambert Wilson, Nicole Garcia, Julia Migenes among others. In the cinema he has worked with Panos Coutras, Sotiris Tsafoulias, Basile Doganis, Georges Drivas, Agnès Jaoui, Fanny Ardant, Nicole Garcia, David and Stéphane Foenkinos among others.
Sonia Wieder-Atherton was born in San Francisco. She grew up in New York and then moved to Paris, where she enrolled at the Conservatoire National Supérieur, studying with Maurice Gendron. She very soon found herself investigating form and sound, already seeking a language that could be a common denominator for all music. At 19 she crossed the Iron Curtain to live in Moscow, where she studied with Natalia Shakhovskaya at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory. At 25, she won the Rostropovich Competition.