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Opera

Pinocchio

Philippe Boesmans

Presentation

‘It’s natural to think that Pinocchio has always existed; it is impossible to imagine the world without him.’ Italo Calvino put it well: we all know that stubborn, deceitful, but endearing puppet. In Joel Pommerat’s hands, Pinocchio becomes a rebellious boy who throws himself into the world in search of happiness, impatient and driven by his own untamable impulses. In his stage adaptation of Carlo Collodi’s original story, Pommerat avoids any moralising tone or simplistic approach. On the contrary, he underlines the modernity and richness of the original text. Following their successful cooperation on Au monde, the composer Philippe Boesmans will once again give Pommerat’s characters a voice. He will pull out all the stops to present the many layers of the Pinocchio story with all its musical aspects. Perhaps we, too, young and old, look forward to this new work just as impatiently as Pinocchio.

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Cast
Cast

ConductorPATRICK DAVIN
DirectorJOËL POMMERAT
Set and lightingÉRIC SOYER
CostumesISABELLE DEFFIN
VideoRENAUD RUBIANO

Le directeur de la troupe, premier escroc, deuxième meurtrier, le directeur de cirqueSTÉPHANE DEGOUT
Le père, troisième meurtrier, le maître d’écoleVINCENT LE TEXIER
Le pantinCHLOÉ BRIOT
Deuxième escroc, le directeur de cabaret, le juge, premier meurtrier, le marchand d'ânesYANN BEURON
La chanteuse de cabaret, le mauvais élèveJULIE BOULIANNE
La féeMARIE-EVE MUNGER

Stage musicFABRIZIO CASSOL (saxophone and coordination de l'improvisation), PHILIPPE THURIOT (accordéon), TCHA LIMBERGER (violon zigane)

ExtrasJILAN AL HASSAN, CHARLÈNE GIRIN, CAMILLE LUCAS, GARANCE RIVOAL, CLAUDINE SARZIER

Publisher of the scoreEDITIONS JOBERT

La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra

ProductionLA MONNAIE / DE MUNT
Co-productionFESTIVAL D’AIX-EN-PROVENCE, OPÉRA DE DIJON, OPÉRA NATIONAL DE BORDEAUX

Agenda

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