Parrakas Madonna -The Bearded Madonna- is a project to create a mono opera in several languages with voice, cello and puppets after the poem by Eira Stenberg. This form of trio is inspired by Bunraku, a traditional Japanese puppet theatre.
The mono opera tells about the family from the point of view of a woman who faces family breakup. It is not a story along the timeline, but the memory and inner landscapes of the family collapse that the woman confronts with pain, sadness, criticism and hope.
The universal message expressed through the project is the social and artistic aspects. We describe the inside of a human being who is a mother, a poet, and a woman. The specificity of the project is the super-personal emotional expressions and its perspectives.
The performance duration will be about 50 minutes.