The science-fiction novel Solaris tells the tale of a scientist on a mission to the planet Solaris, where he discovers a vast ocean of matter that mysteriously alters human perception. The composer Dai Fujikura and the choreographer Saburo Teshigawara reproduce the haunting atmosphere of the book to create an opera in which there reigns an obsessive strangeness, mixed with 3D images and electro-acoustic music performed by the Ensemble intercontemporain in collaboration with Ircam.
Opera by Dai Fujikura (born in 1977) after Solaris by Stanislas Lem (1961). Libretto by Saburo Teshigawara (Éditions Ricordi). Creation at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées the 5th march 2015. Éditions Ricordi
Conductor Erik Nielsen
Director Saburo Teshigawara
Stage direction, choreography, set design, costumes and lighting Saburo Teshigawara
Imaging and collaboration on lighting design Ulf Langheinrich
Assistant to the stage director Rihoko Sato
Images assistant Matthias Härtig
Lighting and technical coordination for Saburo Teshigawara Sergio Pessanha
Musical Electronics Ircam-Centre Pompidou
Musical computer programming Ircam Gilbert Nouno
Hari Sarah Tynan
Snaut Tom Randle
Kris Kelvin Leigh Melrose
Gibarian Callum Thorpe
Kelvin Marcus Farnsworth
And the dancers :
Nicolas Le Riche
AT THE MAJESTIC CINEMA, LILLE :
From 25 to 31 march at 7 p.m
Projection of Solaris Film by Andreï Tarkovski (Moscou,1972, 165mn)
Prices 6,50 € / Subscribers 5,50 €
54 rue de Béthune, Lille
+33(0)3 28 52 40 40 / www.lemajesticlille.com
We 25 march
Meet the choreographer Saburo Teshigawara
following the projection of the film “Solaris” by Andreï Tarkovski at the Majestic.
At Lille Opera :
Th 26 march
Meeting with the team of artists
following the performance.
Sa 28 march 4 p.m
with the composer Dai Fujikura and Claude Ledoux (composer and professor).
Free admission with reservation required 1 month in advance
+33(0)362 21 21 21 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sa 28 march 6 p.m
"Families at the Opera"
Introduction to the perfomance at 5.30 p.m
Performances available by subscription with the formula “Family Opera Trio” 12-18 years old.
Evenings of performances
Snacks and bar
From 6:30 p.m. in the Rotonda
Entrance via the ticket office, street Léon Trulin.
At the LaM, Villeneuve d’Ascq :
Sa 28 march 11 a.m
Le LAM seen by Dai Fujikura
Visit of the museum with the composer. Video projection from the japanese artist Tomoya Yamaguchi
Reduced fee for admission on presentation of ticket of Solaris
Reservations at +33 (0)320 19 68 54 or email@example.com
34/25/18/10/5 € Reduced rate under 18 years old
Sung in english overhead subtitles in french
*Price « In family »
From 12 years old
Opening of reservations Tuesday 2 September at noon
Coproduction Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Lille Opera, Lausanne Opera, Ircam-Centre Pompidou.
Production and coordination for Saburo Teshigawara and Ulf Langheinrich : Epidemic.
With the support of Consulate of Japan in Lille