Les Eclairs : Rehearsals in pictures

Published on 14 October 2021

Répétitions des Éclairs © Stefan Brion


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

2 au 8 November 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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