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Les Éclairs

Philippe Hersant

2 au 8 November 2021

90, 75, 65, 50, 30, 25, 12, 6 €
Illustration ©️ Julia Lamoureux
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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
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

Les Éclairs delves into the fate of the engineer Nikola Tesla – aka Gregor Tesla. Upon arriving in New York in 1884, Gregor was filled with revolutionary visions of electricity applications. But he was more interested in scientific discoveries than in profit-making. Manufacturers plundered and perverted his inventions, driving him to seek refuge in lightning shows and the company of birds.

Opera in four acts. Libretto by Jean Echenoz, music by Philippe Hersant
Commissioned by the Opéra Comique – World creation

Novel-writing was a great source of renewal for the opera in the XIXth century. However, few authors tackled the lyric scene: it was the librettists’ job. At the invitation of the Opéra Comique, Jean Echenoz now addresses the challenge of adapting his 2010 novel. How will his characters materialise? With which words? Which voices, decor and music will bring Philippe Hersant’s third opera to life.

The Salle Favart was the first opera auditorium in Europe to be equipped with all-electric lighting. At the head of the Orchestre Philarmonique de Radio France and of the Aedès choir, Clément Hervieu-Léger and Ariane Matiakh unfurl the poetry of this scientific adventure, with young performers in love with creation.

 

Musical direction Ariane Matiakh • Stage direction Clément Hervieu-Léger • With Jean-Christophe Lanièce, André Heyboer, Elsa Benoit, Marie-Andrée Bouchard-Lesieur, Jérôme Boutillier, François Rougier • Ensemble Aedes • Orchestra Philharmonique de Radio France

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2h30 - Salle Favart
90, 75, 65, 50, 30, 25, 12, 6 €
Show sang in French with French and English subtiltes

Emplacements

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

Cast

Musical direction
Ariane Matiakh
Stage direction
Clément Hervieu-Léger
Decors
Aurélie Maestre
Costumes
Caroline de Vivaise
Lights
Bertrand Couderc
Sound
Jean-Luc Ristord
Stage direction assistant
Frédérique Plain
Decors assistant
Clara Cohen
Costumes assistant
Magdalena Calloc’h
Lights assistant
Cécile Giovansili
Singing chief
Christophe Manien
Gregor
Jean-Christophe Lanièce
Edison
André Heyboer
Elsa Benoit
Betty
Elsa Benoit
Ethel
Marie-Andrée Bouchard-Lesieur
Parker
Jérôme Boutillier
Norman
François Rougier
Extras
Stéphane Lara, Antoine Pinquier
Choir
Ensemble Aedes
Orchestra
Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France

Production
Opéra Comique

Coproduction
Théâtre national croate - Zagreb, Opéra National Grec

With the support of

Fonds de création lyrique
SACD
La Copie privée

Madame Aline Foriel-Destezet, principal mecene of the Opéra Comique and EREN Groupe and Total Eren, mecenes of the production.

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