Fosse Illustration : ©️ Julia Lamoureux
18€ / 14€ (Under 35) / 9€ (Under 18)


Christian Boltanski, Jean Kalman et Franck Krawczyk

January 10 to 12, 2020

18€ / 14€ (Under 35) / 9€ (Under 18)

Following ‘Pleine Nuit’, which was conceived in 2016 during the Salle Favart’s renovation, the Opéra Comique is delighted to welcome back Christian Boltanski, Jean Kalman and Franck Krawczyk with this new performance which will be presented at the Centre Pompidou from 3rd November 2019 to 16th March 2020 as part of the retrospective exhibition dedicated to Christian Boltanski. The performance will take place level-1 at the Berger carpark, right below the Centre Pompidou.

Since 2001, the three artists, who come from different backgrounds, have been working on a new form of performance based on the following three rules: the given space constitutes the foundation of the libretto, the performance has no beginning nor end (the public can come and go at any time) and, finally, the spectator is invited to roam about the stage space rather that sit before it.

Alike Dante or Orpheus, the viewer wanders around an unknown space, immersed in what goes on below the surface, under the stage, shifting one’s attention to what tends to be customarily hidden. Fosse, or the opera as a mise en abyme.

Created for a soprano, a principal cello, a choir, 12 cellos, 6 pianos, drums and electric guitares.

Conception Christian Boltanski • Jean Kalman • Franck Krawczyk • Soprano Karen Vourc’h • Principal cello Sonia Wieder-Atherton • Choir accentus

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Spectacle en continu par cycle de 50 minutes - Parking du Centre Pompidou, niveau -1
18 € / 14€ (-35ans) / 9 € (-18ans)

Audio description (EN)

Some operas are available in audio description. "Image whisperers” are also available on demand.
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People with reduced mobility

16 seats are dedicated to people with reduced mobility, on reservation at the box office or by phone. Access to the lift is located 5 rue Favart
+33 1 70 23 01 44 |


Christian Boltanski
DR Jean Kalman
Jean Kalman
Franck Krawczyk
Musical assistant
Nicolas Worms
Scenography assistant
Elsa Ejchenrand
Artistic coordination
Joëlle Petrasek
Artistic coordination
Eve Delfiner
Karen Vourc'h
Cello solo
Sonia Wieder-Atherton
Biographie accentus
Biographie Christophe Grapperon © Mario Le Sergent
Chief of choir
Christophe Grapperon


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With the collaboration of

Murielle Bechame et la participation de la classe d'art dramatique du Conservatoire du 17ème arrondissement de la Ville de Paris.

Commission and production

Opéra Comique


Centre Pompidou

With the support of

Fonds de création lyrique
La culture avec la copie privée
En partenariat avec

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