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
+33 (0)1 70 23 01 31
€ 90, 75, 65, 50, 30, 25, 12, 6
27 September 2019 8.00 pm Book
29 September 2019 3.00 pm Book
01 October 2019 8.00 pm Book
03 October 2019 8.00 pm Book
16 September 2019
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
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
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...
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
2 hours (without intermission)
Doors open Creation120 min End of the event