While italy had Machiavelli and his Prince, China Sun Tzu and his Art of War, the Arab world’s rules for the education of princes can be found in Kalîla wa Dimna.The composer Moneim Adwan has created this opera-fable for all ages, sung in French and Arabic.
Opéra-fable by Moneim Adwan (born in 1970)
Libretto by Fady Jomar and Catherine Verlaguet
According to "Kalîla et Dimna" awarded to Ibn al-Muqaffa’
Order by Festival d’Aix-en-Provence
Conductor Zied Zouari
Director Olivier Letellier
Setting Éric Charbeau et Philippe Casaban
Costumes Nathalie Prats
Lighting Sébastien Revel
Kalîla Karima Skalli
Dimna Moneim Adwan
Le Roi Mohamed Jebali
La Mère du Roi Reem Talhami
Chatraba Jean Chahid
Zied Zouari violin
Yassir Bousselam cello
Selahattin Kabaci clarinet
Abdulsamet Celikel qanun
Friday 8 december at 8 pm
Public masterclasse of oud
With Moneim Adwan / Free admission with reservation.
Saturday 10 december from 2 pm to 5 pm
Free admission with reservation.
Sunday 11 december at 3:30 pm
The 400 blows
Entrust to us your children aged 4 to 10 years old for a fun and musical workshop, while you attend the 4 p.m. Sunday performances.
Price 10€/7,50€ for each additional child supplémentaire with reservation
Tuesday 13 december
Meeting with the team of artists
Following the performance. Free entrance with the ticket of the evening performance.
Wednesday 14 december at 5:30 pm
Introduction to the work in the Grand Foyer. Free entrance with the ticket for the evening performance.
From 30 november to 3 december
La Nuit où le jour s’est levé
At the Grand Bleu, Lille
Retrouvez le metteur en scène, Olivier Letellier pour un spectacle jeune public, à découvrir au Grand Bleu.
More inormations HERE
23 │ 18 │ 14 │ 9 │ 5€ -18 ans 8€/accompagnant 10€
± 1:15 without intermission
Sung in arab and french, overhead subtitles in French.
from 9 years old
Opening of reservations Thursday 1st september 2016 at 12 pm
Creation 1st july 2016 at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence
New production of the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence and the Académie du Festival d’Aix.
In coproduction with Lille Opera, Dijon Opera, Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities.