Salle Favart

from 27 September
to 3 October 2019


27 September 2019 8.00 pm

29 September 2019 3.00 pm

1 October 2019 8.00 pm

3 October 2019 8.00 pm

All dates


+33 (0)1 70 23 01 31


€ 90, 75, 65, 50, 30, 25, 12, 6

16 September 2019

The Opéra Comique, a house of creation

With over 3000 creations over 300 years of history, the Opéra Comique has never ceased to reinvent itself. In September 2019 two commissions will premiere....

09 September 2019

Read this before attending L’Inondation

Besides being a theater of creation, the Opéra Comique is historically a theater of experimentation, the place of fruitful junction between music and dramatic literature. While opera aimed at the harmony of its constituent parts, opéra-comiquewas...

23 July 2019

Rehearsals of L’Inondation with photos

Summer is already well underway and yet some are keeping on rehearsing. Joël Pommerat, Francesco Filidei and Emilio Pomarico are onstage with Boris Grappe, Chloé Briot, Norma Nahoun, Yael Raanan-Vandor and Enguerrand de Hys, and are bustling about...

22 July 2019

Opera in two acts based on the novel by Yevgeny Zamyatin
Commission from the Opéra Comique with the Ministère de la Culture's writting assistance. 

As they cannot give birth to a child, a woman and her husband decide to adopt an orphan girl. The teenager gets an unexpected place in their home and in their hearts.

In a suburb of Saint Petersburg, the wife and husband hardly speak to each other and silence is becoming heavy. The world imagined by the wife to overcome the sadness of her emotional life will go wrong while in this end of winter the water of the river is rising.

At the invitation of the Opéra Comique, Joël Pommerat wrote an original opera libretto for the first time and chose a subject from a novel by Yevgeny Zamyatin published in 1929. The “stage writer” had to share the development of the speech and timing of the production with composer Francesco Filidei (this being the latter’s second opera). Their close collaboration, this composition for the stage, together with the instrumentalists and vocalists, gave birth to a new eloquence expressing the density of an inner life.

The score of sounds, images and silence is staged by Joël Pommerat and performed by intense and haunted vocalists/actors conducted by Emilio Pomarico.

The production is in French

Music direction, Emilio Pomarico
Staging, Joël Pommerat

With Chloé Briot, Boris Grappe, Norma Nahoun, Cypriane Gardin, Enguerrand de Hys, Yael Raanan-Vandor, Guilhem Terrail, Vincent Le Texier et les enfants de la Maîtrise Populaire de l’Opéra Comique

Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France


Music direction Emilio Pomarico

Staging Joël Pommerat

Scenery and lights Eric Soyer

Costumes, make-up, perruques Isabelle Deffin

Video Renaud Rubiano

Musical assistant Leonhard Garms

Artistic collaboration Philippe Carbonneaux

Decoration assistant Marie Hervé

Vocal coach Thomas Palmer

The woman Chloé Briot

The man Boris Grappe

The girl Norma Nahoun

The girl Cypriane Gardin

The male neighbor Enguerrand de Hys

The female neighbor Yael Raanan-Vandor

The narrator, the police officer Guilhem Terrail

The doctor Vincent Le Texier

Children Maîtrise Populaire de l’Opéra Comique: Colin Renoir-Buisson et Mona Lebas (27 september, 1st october), Tiago Lucet-Remy et Lisa Rugraff (29 september, 3 october)

Extras Maîtrise Populaire de l’Opéra Comique: Elliot Appel, Enzo Bishop (27 september, 1st october), Julius Lombard Lavallée, Esteban Ratel (29 september, 3 october), Arthur Roussel, Mateo Vincent Denoble

Orchestra Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France

New production Opéra Comique

Co-production Angers Nantes Opéra, Opéra de Rennes, Théâtre de la Ville de Luxembourg, Théâtre de Caen, Opéra de Limoges

Before the show

Meet the artists, Saturday 14 September at 6 pm
Presentation of the production 45 minutes prior to the performance :

- Keys to the production, salle Bizet
- Sing L'Inondation, Foyer Favart

Running time

2 hours (without intermission)

Doors open Creation120 min End of the event

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