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Werner is a Paris-born soprano with an extraordinary predisposition for creativity. Aided by a short gig as an au pair in the UK, and studying music at Cambridge University, the native French-speaker now also speaks fluent English. It’s her bilingualism that inspired The Other Side of the Sea, a piece which uses the metaphor of the sea “to explore the tension of an identity split linguistically”.
The Other Side of the Sea was developed in 2017 at a Snape Maltings residency, with Werner as soprano and cellist, writer Octavia Bright, filmmaker Jessie Rodger, and director Emily Burns.