Eclectic and prolific, the Briton Jonathan Dove already composed an opera based on the adventures of Pinocchio. Here, he delivers his version of the myth of Theseus. This work brings together choirs of children, adolescents and adults –who are taking their first steps onto the stage in the context of the Finoreille project– accompanied by an orchestra combining young talents and musicians from the Lille National Orchestra.
Direction and choir master Brigitte Rose
In autumn 2015, the Opera will launch an ambitious program: regular choir practice workshops for children in various parts of the region, led by a specialist in choral singing, Brigitte Rose. This is the Finoreille project. Each year, this initiative will culminate in a concert or opera for children on the stage of the Lille Opera.
Opera for children, adults and teens by Jonathan Dove (born in 1959) based on a libretto of Alasdair Middleton adapted in french by Alain Perroux.
Conductor Quentin Hindley
Direction and video design Marie-Eve Signeyrole
Scenography Fabien Teigné
Lighting Philippe Berthomé
Choir master and coordination Brigitte Rose
Thésée’s mother Lucie Roche
Dédale Damien Pass
Minos Miloud Khetib
Thésée Damien Bigourdan
Finoreille Children’s Choir - Lille Opera
Youth choirs and adult amateur choirs
Lille National Orchestra
Students from the Pôle supérieur d’Enseignements artistiques of Lille (APPSEA)
Mythologie et livre illustré au XXe siècle, issus des collections du LaM, Villeneuve d’Ascq.
Friday 3 june
Meeting with the team of artists
following the performance. Free admission.
Friday 3 june and Saturday 4 june at 5:30 pm
With the team of artists
10€ / *Price "In family"
1h without intermission
Sung and overhead subtitles in french
From the age of 6
Opera in family
Order from Berliner Philharmoniker, London Symphony Orchestra, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence.
French creation, 8 july 2015.
Festival d’Aix-en-Provence delegate production.
Opéra de Lille, Opéra Orchestre national Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon coproduction.
In collaboration with Grand Sud