Les Éclairs

Philippe Hersant / Jean Echenoz

#DesEclairs

Salle Favart

from 2
to 8 November 2021

Dates

2 November 2021 8.00 pm

4 November 2021 8.00 pm

6 November 2021 8.00 pm

8 November 2021 8.00 pm

All dates

Information

01 70 23 01 31 / billetterie@opera-comique.com / 2h

All audiences

Price

90, 75, 65, 50, 30, 25, 12, 6 €

Book

[CREATION]

Les Éclairs delves into the fate of the engineer Nikola Tesla – aka Gregor Tesla. Upon arriving in New York in 1884, Gregor was filled with revolutionary visions of electricity applications. But he was more interested in scientific discoveries than in profit-making. Manufacturers plundered and perverted his inventions, driving him to seek refuge in lightning shows and the company of birds.

Novel-writing was a great source of renewal for the opera in the XIXth century. However, few authors tackled the lyric scene: it was the librettists’ job. At the invitation of the Opéra Comique, Jean Echenoz now addresses the challenge of adapting his 2010 novel. How will his characters materialise? With which words? Which voices, decor and music will bring Philippe Hersant’s third opera to life.

The Salle Favart was the first opera auditorium in Europe to be equipped with all-electric lighting. At the head of the Orchestre Philarmonique de Radio France and of the Aedès choir, Clément Hervieu-Léger and Ariane Matiakh unfurl the poetry of this scientific adventure, with young performers in love with creation.

Musical direction Ariane Matiakh
Stage direction Clément Hervieu-Léger

With Jean-Christophe Lanièce, André Heyboer, Elsa Benoit, Marie-Andrée Bouchard-Lesieur, Jérôme Boutillier, François Rougier

Ensemble Aedes
Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France

Around the show

Distribution

Musical direction Ariane Matiakh

Stage direction Clément Hervieu-Léger

Decors Aurélie Maestre

Costumes Caroline de Vivaise

Lights Bertrand Couderc

Gregor Jean-Christophe Lanièce

Edison André Heyboer

Betty Elsa Benoit

Ethel Marie-Andrée Bouchard-Lesieur

Norman Jérôme Boutillier

Parker François Rougier

Choir Ensemble Aedes

Orchestra Philharmonique de Radio France

Production Opéra Comique

Coproduction Théâtre national croate - Zagreb, Opéra National Grec

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