A portrait of a woman compelled to listen to music known for pushing boundaries and conventions in contemporary Slovak theatre. Author, director, actor and conceptual artist Sláva Daubnerová blends authenticity and documentary techniques with fiction to pose fundamental questions about the limits of humanity and the position of an outsider. Daubnerová’s monodrama Solo Lamentoso, premiered in December 2015, has been inspired by the real-life story of a woman in the small town of Štúrovo in southern Slovakia, who barricaded herself in her house and terrorised her neighbours by playing the same aria from La Traviata sung by Placido Domingo through low-quality speakers from six in the morning to ten at night in an endless loop for 14 years. The artist turns the confession of a disturbed woman into a device for exploring timeless topics such as the ambiguity of truth and the fight of an individual against society, suggesting that growing discord among people is how extremism is born.
Nominated for the 2016 Tatra Banka prize and the 2016 Dosky Theatre Awards for best direction and best play of the year.
Student Jury prize at the New Drama Festival 2016
In partnership with Fond na podporu umenia (Slovak Arts Council), Embassy of the Slovak Republic to the UK
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