Autopsy of a broken heart

Just when a young love buds, Marcelle Sauvageot is diagnosed with tuberculosis. She has to leave the vibrant city of Paris behind and go recover in a sanatorium in the mountains. From her resort, she writes long letters to her lover who still lives in Paris. Until het lets her know that he is about to marry another woman. With her razor-sharp pen, Marcelle Sauvageot meticulously analyses and dissects her broken heart. Eventually, she fights back and turns her heartbreak into a source of vitality.


Premiere 14 June 2010 Muziekcentrum De Bijloke Ghent

Autopsy of a broken heart
Autopsy of a broken heart
Autopsy of a broken heart


  • CONCEPT & PERFORMANCE An De Donder, Ruth Becquart & Elke Dom
  • MUSIC & REQUIEM TEXT Dominique Pauwels
  • CHOIR Aquarius (Baiba Bartkevica, Annemie Clarysse, Ann De Prest, Lieve Jansen, Helena De Beul, Carolien De Wilde, Ana Naqe & Tin Siegers
  • MUSICAL DIRECTOR Marc Michael De Smet
  • SCENOGRAPHY Herman Sorgeloos
  • COACHING Michel Van Dousselaere
  • COSTUMES Aafje Horst
  • EPILOGUE Rokus Hofstede, Perlouses 13, Uitgeverij Voetnoot 2007
  • PRODUCTION LOD muziektheater
  • COPRODUCTION Zeeland Nazomerfestival, Muziekcentrum De Bijloke Gent & Muziektheater Transparant
  • WITH THE SUPPORT OF Hogeschool Gent, departement KASK
  • WITH THANKS TO Museum Dr. Guislain

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