In La Wagner, four women, like Valkyries, straddle Wagner’s music to grapple with the difficult task of deactivating stereotypes and exposing prejudices about femininity, violence, sexuality, eroticism and pornography. All these stereotypes and prejudices take shape in the body of woman and poison her. But this body has the intelligence and potential to rise up and turn this state of affairs onto its back.
Why is there a link between the music and figure of Richard Wagner and the task of these four women? Because Wagner is one of the greatest composers and there has never since then been such a deeply controversial composer. Historical events have turned him into a repellent being and his music has borne the consequences. We are fascinated with seeing these two universes clash, where banality comes into contact with the sublime, the irreverent with the sacred.