Les Eclairs : Rehearsals in pictures

Published on 14 October 2021

Follow the rehearsals of the creation Les Éclairs from behind the scenes.

Musical direction Ariane Matiakh | Staging direction Clément Hervieu-Léger

Writer Jean Echenoz | Composer Philippe Hersant

With Jean-Christophe Lanièce, André Heyboer, Elsa Benoit, Marie-Andrée Bouchard-Lesieur, Jérôme Boutillier, François Rougier

Choir Ensemble Aedes Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France

Les Éclairs

Philippe Hersant and Jean Echenoz

November 02 to 08, 2021

Les Éclairs delves into the fate of the engineer Nikola Tesla – aka Gregor Tesla. Upon arriving in New York in 1884, Gregor was filled with revolutionary visions of electricity applications. But he was more interested in scientific discoveries than in profit-making. Manufacturers plundered and perverted his inventions, driving him to seek refuge in lightning shows and the company of birds.

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