Summertime has arrived and you look forward to going away…
But don’t forget, on your return we offer you four productions not to be missed!
Here’s a glimpse of what awaits you before the end of 2017.
Who’s Miranda? She’s the sole female character in Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Back to Favart after the success of Written on Skin, Katie Mitchell renews her fruitful collaboration with Raphaël Pichon who conducts his Ensemble Pygmalion for the premiere of this semi-opera devised over the Shakespearian character. Miranda will unveil what was thought as a continuation of The Tempest years later through its character’s point of view on music by Purcell.
Mostly English vocalists onstage: Kate Lindsey, Katherine Watson, Allan Clayton, Henry Waddington and our Marc Mauillon from the Nouvelle Troupe Favart.
Miranda after Henry Purcell from 25 September through 5 October 2017
Kein Licht is a story in the wake of the Fukushima disaster which concerns us all based on a text by Elfriede Jelinek, who was awarded the 2004 Nobel Prize in literature. Commissioned by the Opéra Comique, this thinkspiel, composed by Philippe Manoury and staged by Nicolas Stemann, received the 2016 Fedora – Rolf Liebermann prize, rewarding an innovative coproduction between several countries. Kein Licht is an all-European creation crowdfunded by 102 donators. It will appear at the Ruhrtriennale in August, the Musica festival in Strasbourg in September and the Opéra Comique in October before touring further.
Combining composed and real time music, Kein Licht is a technological and ecological contemplation embodied by actors, vocalists, instrumentalists and… a dog!
Kein Licht by Philippe Manoury from 18 through 22 October 2017
The Magic Flute
No need to present this jewel by Mozart which is among today’s most performed operas. But beware of this famous production from Germany! The staging by Barrie Kosky and the 1927 collective premiered at the Komische Oper has been acclaimed around the globe since 2012.
Combining cinema, comics and animated film, the scenography of this Magic Flute incorporates vocalists into a video device you have probably never seen before.
The Magic Flute by Mozart from 6 through 14 November 2017
Le Comte Ory
Why has this opera by Rossini mingling troubadour poetry, musical variety and truculent irony, been so seldom performed at the Opéra Comique? Now injustice is repaired.
With Louis Langrée as conductor, Denis Podalydès as director and Eric Ruf as scenic designer, the return of Le Comte Ory at Salle Favart is also an opportunity to make the most of today’s flower of French singing, with Philippe Talbot, Julie Fuchs, Gaëlle Arquez, Jean-Sébastien Bou, Patrick Bolleire, Eve-Marie Hubeaux and Jodie Devos.
Le Comte Ory by Rossini from 19 through 31 December 2017
Along with Porte 8, the recitals, concerts, Ciné Favart, symposia…