Donnerstag aus Licht

Karlheinz Stockhausen


Salle Favart

from 15
to 19 November 2018


15 November 2018 6.30 pm

17 November 2018 6.30 pm

19 November 2018 6.30 pm

All dates


0 825 01 01 23 (0,15 €/min)


90, 75, 65, 50, 30, 25, 12, 6 €


First day of Licht, premiered on 3 April 1981 at La Scala in Milan.

The double of the composer and of the archangel Michael, Michael – interpreted by a singer, a dancer and a trumpeter – is at first a child with his parents, then a man in love, an artist and a traveler, and finally an archangel facing evil, a messenger of peace and an intercessor between men and God.

Exploring time, surrounding space, mobilizing the performers and the audience. With Donnerstag, the first of seven operas of the Licht cycle, Stockhausen achieved a great adventure for the ear, the eye and the mind, with a keen sense of detail and of organic unity.

Maxime Pascal enthusiastically defends this total and totalizing work. Benjamin Lazar joins him to make this great ritual accessible to everyone. On this occasion, the Opéra Comique will open its doors earlier than usual to better unfold the utopias and the generous proportions of this exceptional score.

Production in German with supertitles.


Music direction, Maxime Pascal
Staging, Benjamin Lazar

With Damien Bigourdan, Emmanuelle Grach, Henri Deleger, Léa Trommenschlager, Élise Chauvin, Iris Zerdoud, Damien Pass, Victor Virnot, Mathieu Adam, Alphonse Cemin, Alice Caubit, Ghislain Roffat 

Orchestra, Le Balcon
Jeune Choeur de Paris


Music direction Maxime Pascal

Staging Benjamin Lazar

Scenography and costumes Adeline Caron

Lighting Christophe Naillet

Video creation Yann Chapotel

Sound projection Florent Derex

Musical computing Augustin Muller

Michael tenor Damien Bigourdan

Michael dancer Emmanuelle Grach

Michael trumpeter Henri Deleger

Michael, piano Alphonse Cemin

Eve soprano Lea Trommenschlager, Élise Chauvin

Eve basset horn Iris Zerdoud

Lucifer bass Damien Pass

Lucifer dancer Victor Virnot

Lucifer trombonist Mathieu Adam

Paire d'hirondelles-clowns, clarinets Alice Caubit, Ghislain Roffat

Orchestra Le Balcon

Choir Jeune Chœur de Paris

New production Opéra Comique, Le Balcon

Coproduction Opéra National de Bordeaux

Before the show

Meet the artists of the production on Wednesday 14 November at 7 pm

Running time

5 hours, including two intervals

Doors open First day of Licht340 min End of the event

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from 06 February to 18 December 2018

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