Macbeth Underworld
105, 80, 70, 50, 30, 25, 12, 6 €

Macbeth Underworld

Pascal Dusapin

November 06 to 12, 2023

105, 80, 70, 50, 30, 25, 12, 6 €
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All are dead but some are not aware of it: Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, Banco’s ghost, the child… The dead child is the cornerstone of the guilt haunting the Macbeths as it condemns them to relive the past.

Macbeth Underworld, les extraits

Macbeth Underworld, 2023 | John Graham Hall (Hecat) © Stefan Brion

Macbeth Underworld, 2023 | À gauche Hiroshi Matsui (Ghost), à droite Jarrett Ott (Macbeth) © Stefan Brion

Macbeth Underworld, 2023 | Jarrett Ott (Macbeth), Rachel Masclet (L'enfant) © Stefan Brion

Macbeth Underworld, 2023 | Maria Carla Pino Cury (Weird Sister), Mélanie Boisvert (Weird Sister), Melissa Zgouridi (Weird Sister), Rachel Masclet (L'enfant), Hiroshi Matsui (Ghost) © Stefan Brion

Macbeth Underworld, 2023 | À gauche Katarina Bradić (Lady Macbeth), à droite Jarrett Ott (Macbeth) © Stefan Brion

Macbeth Underworld, 2023 | Maria Carla Pino Cury (Weird Sister), Mélanie Boisvert (Weird Sister), Melissa Zgouridi (Weird Sister), Jarrett Ott (Macbeth) © Stefan Brion

Macbeth Underworld, 2023 | Maria Carla Pino Cury (Weird Sister), Mélanie Boisvert (Weird Sister), Melissa Zgouridi (Weird Sister), Jarrett Ott (Macbeth), Katarina Bradić (Lady Macbeth) © Stefan Brion

Macbeth Underworld, 2023 | Maria Carla Pino Cury (Weird Sister), Mélanie Boisvert (Weird Sister), Melissa Zgouridi (Weird Sister), Katarina Bradić (Lady Macbeth), John Graham Hall (Porter), Paul Serri (Musique de scène), Sabine Tavenard (Musique de scène), Illya Amar (Musique de scène), Anne Briset (Musique de scène), Chœur accentus © Stefan Brion

Macbeth Underworld, 2023 | Jarrett Ott (Macbeth), Maria Carla Pino Cury (Weird Sister), Mélanie Boisvert (Weird Sister), Melissa Zgouridi (Weird Sister), Hiroshi Matsui (Ghost)  © Stefan Brion

Macbeth Underworld, 2023 | Hiroshi Matsui (Ghost), Jarrett Ott (Macbeth), Katarina Bradić (Lady Macbeth) © Stefan Brion

Macbeth Underworld, 2023 | Jarrett Ott (Macbeth) © Stefan Brion

Macbeth Underworld, 2023 | Katarina Bradić (Lady Macbeth) © Stefan Brion

Macbeth Underworld, 2023 | Katarina Bradić (Lady Macbeth) © Stefan Brion

Evil incarnate, the Shakespearian couple lures us into the darkest corners of the human soul. Pascal Dusapin, one of our great contemporary opera authors, composed the score on a text by Frédéric Boyer, itself based on the original theatre play.

Co-commissioned with the Théâtre Royal de La Monnaie, Macbeth Underworld was scheduled to be performed at the Opéra‑Comique in spring 2020. The health crisis postponed this eagerly awaited première to 2023. Thomas Jolly invents an outer-world scenic space and Franck Ollu, fine connoisseur of Pascal Dusapin’s work, unfolds his acoustic universe.

Opera in eight chapters. Libretto by Frédéric Boyer, based on Macbeth by Shakespeare created at the Théâtre Royal De La Monnaie (Brussels) on 20th September 2019.

Musical direction Franck Ollu • Stage direction Thomas Jolly • With Katarina Bradić, Jarrett Ott, Maria Carla Pino Cury, Mélanie Boisvert, Melissa Zgouridi, Hiroshi Matsui, John Graham Hall, Rachel Masclet • Orchestre de l’Opéra national de Lyon • Choir accentus

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Estimated duration : 1h45, no intermission - Salle Favart
105, 80, 70, 50, 30, 25, 12, 6 €

Show performed in English with French and English surtitles

The doors of the opera-house open 45 minutes before the performance.

Audio description

Some operas are available in audio description. "Image whisperers” are also available on demand.
More info on this page

Some operas are available in audio description. "Image whisperers” are also available on demand.
More info on this page

Emplacements

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 | accessibilite@opera-comique.com

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 | accessibilite@opera-comique.com

Sourds ou malentendants

Headsets and magnetic loops are available at the ticket inspection desk, on deposit of your ID. Material in Braille and large prints is available free of charge, on site.

Headsets and magnetic loops are available at the ticket inspection desk, on deposit of your ID. Material in Braille and large prints is available free of charge, on site.

Séances relax Relax sessions

Relax sessions offer a inclusive caring environment for people whose disability (autism, multiple disabilities, mental or psychic disability, Alzheimer…) may give rise to atypical and unpredictable behaviour during the show.

Relax sessions offer a inclusive caring environment for people whose disability (autism, multiple disabilities, mental or psychic disability, Alzheimer…) may give rise to atypical and unpredictable behaviour during the show.

Aged 10 and older

Les pléiades

Around the show
As you will discover, each lyrical production will be supported by “Pleiades” extending and enriching its content in accessible, offbeat, prospective or intimate formats.

Event

Macbeth Underworld evening

November 10 to 12, 2023

Young audiences programme

Macbeth or he whose name must not be spoken

November 17 to 18, 2023

Before the show

To discover

45 minutes before the performance : The keys to the show with the dramaturge of the Opéra Comique.

Salle Bizet | Free

To relax

The intermission bar offers drinks and light refreshments as soon as the theatre doors open.

Accessibility

Relax session | Friday 10 November at 8 pm
Relax sessions offer a inclusive caring environment for people whose disability may give rise to atypical and unpredictable behaviour during the show. 

 

Audiodescription (In French) | Sunday 12 November at 3 pm
This opera is available in audio description. "Image whisperers” are also available on demand.

 

Distribution

Franck Ollu © Jean-Jacques Ollu
Musical direction
Franck Ollu
Thomas Jolly © Olivier MetzgerModds
Stage direction
Thomas Jolly
Biographie Katja Krüger
Re-staging and playwright
Katja Krüger
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Collaboration on stage direction
Alexandre Dain
Bruno de Lavenère © Alain Kaiser
Decor
Bruno de Lavenère
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Biographie Sylvette Dequest
Costumes
Sylvette Dequest
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Biographie Antoine Travert
Lights
Antoine Travert
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Biographie Josep Planells Schiaffino
Musical assistant
Josep Planells Schiaffino
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Choirmaster
Richard Wilberforce
Biographie Yoan Héreau
Vocal conductor and lute piano
Yoan Héreau
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Singing teacher*
Dorothée Voisine
Biographie Katarina Bradić
Lady Macbeth
Katarina Bradić
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Biographie Jarrett Ott
Macbeth
Jarrett Ott
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Biographie Maria Carla Pino Cury
Weird Sister
Maria Carla Pino Cury
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Weird Sister
Mélanie Boisvert
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Biographie Melissa Zgouridi
Weird Sister
Melissa Zgouridi
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Ghost
Hiroshi Matsui
Biographie John Graham-Hall
Porter / Hecat
John Graham Hall
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Child*
Rachel Masclet
Stage music
Paul Serri
Violoneux
Biographie Sabine Tavenard
Stage music
Sabine Tavenard
Piccolo
Biographie IllyaAmar
Stage music**
Illya Amar
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Biographie Anne Briset
Stage music**
Anne Briset
Artistic director of the Opéra-Comique's Maîtrise Populaire
Sarah Koné
Figurants
Adhal Bara / Geoffrey Boissy / Alexander Espinosa Correoso / Michael Guevara /Adrien Minder / Aurélien Piffaretti / Gabriel Soler / Kim Tassel
Orchestra
Orchestre de l’Opéra national de Lyon
Biographie accentus
Choir
accentus

Commissioned by Théâtre royal de la Monnaie and Opéra-Comique

Coproduction
Théâtre royal de la Monnaie
Coproduction
Opéra-Comique
Coproduction
Opéra de Rouen Normandie

*Maîtrise Populaire de l’Opéra-Comique

**Percussionists of the Lyon National Opera Orchestra

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