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My Life Without Me
for soprano and ensemble
based on script by Isabel Coixet
Commission of Ensemble Intercontemporain
first performance of the Dialogues »
28/11/2008, Paris: Claron McFadden - soprano, Ensemble InterContemporain, David Robertson - conductor
first performance of the complete version (Monologues, Dialogues and Recordings) »
19/05/2013, Prague Spring Festival: Claron McFadden - soprano, Ensemble InterContemporain, Tomáš Hanus - conductor
Bärenreiter BA 9738
from the text by Isabel Coixet:
Things to do before I die:
One. Tell my daughters I love them several times a day.
Two. Find Don a new wife whom the girls like.
Three. Record birthday messages for the girls until they’re eighteen.
Four. Make love with other men to see what it’s like.
Five. Make someone fall in love with me.
And do something with my hair.