Donnerstag aus Licht
to 19 November 2018
15 November 2018 6.30 pm
17 November 2018 6.30 pm
19 November 2018 6.30 pm
0 825 01 01 23 (0,15 €/min)
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
5 hours, including two intervals
Doors open First day of Licht340 min End of the event