Picture a day like this
110, 85, 75, 55, 30, 25, 12, 6 € Price

Picture a day like this

George Benjamin & Martin Crimp

October 25 to 31, 2024

110, 85, 75, 55, 30, 25, 12, 6 € Price
Dès le 22.03.2024 : lancement des cartes de réduction ou abonnements | 23.04.2024 : ouverture des places à l'unité Les informations pratiques
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Sessions

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 | accessibilite@opera-comique.com

Audio description (EN) - Some operas are available in audio description. "Image whisperers” are also available on demand. More info on this page
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 | accessibilite@opera-comique.com
Visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing - 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.
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

Audio description (EN) - Some operas are available in audio description. "Image whisperers” are also available on demand. More info on this page
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 | accessibilite@opera-comique.com
Visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing - 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.

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 | accessibilite@opera-comique.com

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 | accessibilite@opera-comique.com

Crimp and Benjamin have created a delicate, poignant and radiant masterpiece capturing scenes. Performed without intermission by outstanding artists under the composer’s baton, the creation proves that the contemporary opera scene can be innovative, poetic and accessible.

An ordinary day. A horrific event: the death of a newborn makes a woman beg for a miracle. «All you need to do is find a genuinely happy person before nightfall
and take a button from their sleeve». Promising and disappointing encounters follow one another to the threshold of a wondrous garden.

Created in 2023 at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence on a text by Martin Crimp, this lyric fable is George Benjamin’s fourth opera. As in 2012 with the historic success of Written on Skin, the Opéra-Comique co-produced this creation, directed by Daniel Jeanneteau and Marie- Christine Soma, to host the premiere in Paris.

Crimp and Benjamin have created a delicate, poignant and radiant masterpiece capturing scenes. Performed without intermission by outstanding artists under the composer’s baton, the creation proves that the contemporary opera scene can be innovative, poetic and accessible.

Opera in one act. Original text by Martin Crimp. Created on 5th July 2023 at the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence

 

Musical direction & composer, George Benjamin • Stage direction, Marie-Christine Soma and Daniel Jeanneteau • With Marianne Crebassa, Anna Prohaska, Beate Mordal, Cameron Shahbazi, John Brancy Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France

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Estimated duration : 1h15, no intermission - Salle Favart
110, 85, 75, 55, 30, 25, 12, 6 €

Show performed in French with French and English surtitles

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

Audio description (EN)

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

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 | accessibilite@opera-comique.com

Visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing

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.

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.

Aged 10 and older

Les Pléiades

Around the show
Each lyrical production will be supported by “Pléiades” extending and enriching its content in accessible, offbeat, prospective or intimate formats.

Before the show

To discover

45 minutes before the performance : The keys to the show with the dramaturge of the Opéra Comique (in French).
Salle Bizet | Free

To relax

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

Accessibility

Audiodescription (In French) | Sunday 27 October at 3 pm and Monday 28 October at 8 pm
This opera is available in audio description. "Image whisperers” are also available on demand.

Relax session | Sunday 27 October at 3 pm
Relax sessions offer a inclusive caring environment for people whose disability may give rise to atypical and unpredictable behaviour during the show.

 

Cast

George Benjamin DR
Musicale direction
George Benjamin
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Stage direction, playwright, lights
Marie-Christine Soma
Stage direction, playwright, lights
Daniel Jeanneteau
Marie La Rocca @ Colombe Clier
Costumes
Marie La Rocca
Video
Hicham Berrada
Assistant to musical direction
Marc Hajjar
Stage assistant
Sérine Mahfoud
Lighting assistant
Laurent Irsuti
Choirmaster
Bretton Brown
Woman
Marianne Crebassa
Zabelle
Anna Prohaska
Lover 1 / Composer
Beate Mordal
Lover 2 / Composer's assistant
Cameron Shahbazi
Artisan / collector
John Brancy
Actor
Matthieu Baquey
Actress
Lisa Grandmottet
Actress
Eulalie Rambaud
Orchestra
Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
Production
Festival d’Aix-en-Provence
Royal Opera House – Covent Garden
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Royal Opera House – Covent Garden
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Opéra national du Rhin
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