FIN DE PARTIE
Scénes et monologues, opera in one act
Libretto by the composer
based upon the eponymous drama by Samuel Beckett
Fin de partie (Endgame) presents human beings at the terrible moment when they confront the checkmate of existence, once there are only four pieces left on the chessboard of their lives. When considering the final decision, a thought emerges that justifies that not everything was bad, that perhaps not everything is lost. In the endgame there is an unexpected reflection: there is life even in bitterness.
Scenery and costumes
Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana
A Teatro alla Scala production, in co-production with Dutch National Opera
Four people live in a house by the sea, in social isolation. Their difficult and exasperating life together obliges them to face their manias, fears and insecurities, with the hope of finding a way out, a future, from their claustrophobic situation. Old Hamm, who is confined to a wheelchair, is obliged to support his irritating parents, Nagg and Nell, each without legs and trapped in a dustbin. The servant Clov, who is incapable of sitting down, is sick of the burden of looking after the three of them.