FORTUNA WON’T BE FAUVEL’S MATCH!
Flattery, Avarice, Vileness, Variability, Envy and Lechery
Music: Lojze Lebi? (1934): Fauvel ’86 Excerpts from the work
Roman de Fauvel (1310 – 1314)
Performing: Vocal theatre Carmina Slovenica
Conductor: Karmina Šilec
Narrator: Aleš Vali? (from the tape)
Musicians: Nino Mureški?, Žarko Ignjatovi?, Živa Horvat, Nadja Stegne
Fortuna Won’t Be Fauvel’s Match! is based on a gothic allegorical verse romance in which the central metaphor for moral decay and decadence is an ambitious horse/ass. The main character – Fauvel – is an incarnation of sin, irrationality, unreliability, dominance, flattery. Fortuna Won’t Be Fauvel’s Match! mocks human egotism, hedonism, hypocrisy and excesses of the governing classes, of secular as well as church rule, a society contaminated by sin and corruption. The ruling class is despotic and greedy, forgetting about the natural equality of people. Man through politics/the church is a symbol of everything that is wrong with our society and the system which administers it. This issue fascinates since it judges exploitations in the human society and poses the question if today, after 700 years, it is any easier to talk, or do we still whisper.
Director and set design: Karmina Šilec
Stage movement advisor: Sidra Bell (assistant Rebecca Margolick)
Costumes: Belinda Radulovi?
Cover images: Miguel Vallinas
Light design: Andrej Hajdinjak
Sound design: Danilo Ženko
Set design advisor: Marko Japelj