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Thanks to my Eyes

Thanks to my Eyes is the fruit of a collaboration between the brilliant Swiss Italian composer Oscar Bianchi – who is presenting his first opera – and author and stage director Joël Pommerat. This opera creation is fully in keeping with the theme of identity presented by La Monnaie this season, as it deals with the question of the stormy relationship set in the mountains between a father – the biggest comic artist of his time – and his only son, Aymar, who is incapable of meeting his father’s stifling demand to succeed him on stage. Forced to fit the paternal mould, the young man only finds comfort with a strange and timid woman, during dangerous and liberating nights away from the closed family setting. This Belgian premiere allows us to rediscover the fascinating poetic universe of Joël Pommerat following the theatre production of Cendrillon at the beginning of the season.

Belgian Premiere
Commissioned by T & M Paris / Réseau Varèse, Réseau Varèse, Festival d'Aix-en-Provence
Production Festival d'Aix-en-Provence
Co-production La Monnaie / De Munt, Théâtre National, T & M Paris / Réseau Varèse, Théâtre de Gennevilliers CDNCC, Musica - Festival International des musiques d'aujourd'hui de Strasbourg
Co-presentation Théâtre National
© Elisabeth Carrechio