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Opera

Le Silence
des ombres

Benjamin Attahir

Presentation
When we really have something to say to each other, we are obliged to be silent.— Maurice Maeterlinck

Starting with his first sublimely disturbing theatre works, the Belgian Nobel laureate Maurice Maeterlinck single-handedly introduced the great change that would open the way to the theatre of the 20th century. Today, his Trois petits drames pour marionettes forms the libretto of a new opera commissioned by La Monnaie. Under the title Le Silence des ombres, the French composer-conductor Benjamin Attahir and director Olivier Lexa opted decisively for the invisible and the unsayable. A triptych abounding in restrained dramatic tension. 

THE DEATH OF TINTAGILES

The Queen, who has complete control over her servants and people, has killed most of the Tintagiles family. Now she is after the small boy himself. His sisters Ygraine and Bellangère do everything in their power to try and protect him, but nobody has ever managed to escape the menacing force that resides in the castle...

INTERIOR

The Old Man and the Stranger appear outside a house in which a family can be seen through the windows. Their daughter’s body has just been recovered from the river where she drowned. The two Men are running out of time: a crowd is approaching from the village with the body. How should they break the news?

ALLADINE AND PALOMIDES  

The wise old King Ablamore falls in love with a young slave, Alladine, but he doesn’t deceive himself: “The sadness of love that comes too late”. Enter Palomides, the fiancé of his daughter, Astolaine. One look and he, too, instantly falls in love with Alladine. Astolaine reproachlessly supports the lovers’ treason against the vengeful Ablamore.

This production is presented as part of Troika.

Cast
Cast

ConductorBENJAMIN ATTAHIR
DirectorOLIVIER LEXA
Set design and costumesMILENA FOREST, CLÉMENTINE GOMEZ GEIL, CHARLOTTE HERMANT, ARNAUD MATHIEU, LÉA PELLETIER, GABRIELLE RITZ, MARCO SANCHIS, LYNN SCHEIDWEILER, CHARLOTTE SEEGMÜLLER – students of the scenography department of École nationale supérieure des arts visuels de La Cambre, supervised by VÉRONIQUE LEYENS & SIMON SIEGMANN
LightingALEXANDER KOPPELMANN

LA MORT DE TINTAGILES
TintagilesJULIA SZPROCH••
YgraineRAQUEL CAMARINHA
BellangèreCLÉMENCE POUSSIN••
AglovaleRENAUD DELAIGUE
Servante 1MORGANE HEYSE
Servante 2GWENDOLINE BLONDEEL•
Servante 3SARAH THÉRY••

INTÉRIEUR
MarieRAQUEL CAMARINHA
MartheCLÉMENCE POUSSIN••
Un PaysanPIERRE DERHET•
L’ÉtrangerSÉBASTIEN DUTRIEUX
Le VieillardLUC VAN GRUNDERBEECK

ALLADINE ET PALOMIDES
AlladineJULIA SZPROCH••
AstolaineRAQUEL CAMARINHA
Palomides PIERRE DERHET•
AblamoreRENAUD DELAIGUE
Soeurs de Palomide 1MORGANE HEYSE
Soeurs de Palomide 2GWENDOLINE BLONDEL
Soeurs de Palomide 3CLÉMENCE POUSSIN
Soeurs de Palomide 4SARAH THÉRY••
MédecinSÉBASTIEN DUTRIEUX

• MM Academy (Laureate or Soloist)
•• Members of Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel

La Monnaie Chamber Music Ensemble

ProductionLA MONNAIE | DE MUNT
Co-productionQUEEN ELISABETH MUSIC CHAPEL (WATERLOO), LES THÉÂTRES DE LA VILLE DE LUXEMBOURG, TEATR WIELKI – POLISH NATIONAL OPERA (WARSZAWA)
Co-realisationLA MONNAIE | DE MUNT, KVS (In the framework of TROIKA)
With the support ofENOA & CREATIVE EUROPE PROGRAMME OF THE EUROPEAN UNION

Agenda

Agenda