Holed up in the bordello of Madame Irma, the Bishop and the Hangman, the Judge and the Chief of Police smoother in troubled pleasures the cries of insurrection that threaten to overrun the town… The Hungarian composer Peter Eötvös, a student of Stockhausen, has drawn from Jean Genet’s famous play an opera that plays on false pretences, served up with all the necessary insurrection by a young ensemble of the same name directed by Maxime Pascal, Le Balcon.
Opera in 10 scenes by Peter Eötvös (born in 1944), based on Le Balcon by Jean Genet (©Éditions Gallimard, 1968). Libretto by Françoise Morvan in collaboration with Peter Eötvös and André Marcowicz. Opera created in 2002 at the Aix-en-Provence festival.
Conductor : Maxime Pascal
Director : Damien Bigourdan
Ensemble Le Balcon
Scenography Mathieu Crescence
Costumes Pascale Lavandier
Lights Jérémie Gaston-Raoul
Sound reinforcement Florent Derex
Musical electronics Augustin Muller
Mme Irma / The Queen Rodrigo Ferreira
Carmen Shigeko Hata
The Woman, The Robber, The Girl Élise Chauvin
Chantal Laura Holm
The Chief of Police Jean-Claude Sarragosse
the Bishop Florent Baffi
The Judge NN
The General Vincent Vantyghem
The Man sent by the Court Benjamin Locher
The Hangman / Arthur NN
The Slave Emmanuelle Grach
± 2h30 with intermission
Sung in french
Opening of reservations Tuesday 2 September at noon
New production created at l’Athénée Théâtre Louis-Jouvet the 20th of may 2014
Production Le Balcon
Coproduction Lille Opera.
With the support of the Fondation Orange, du Fonds de Création Lyrique / SACD, d’Areitec.