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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.

Cast
Cast

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

Un directeur de troupe, un escroc, un meurtrierSTÉPHANE DEGOUT
Un père, un meurtrier, un maître d’écoleVINCENT LE TEXIER
Un pantinCHLOÉ BRIOT
Un directeur de cabaret, un juge, un escroc, un meurtrierYANN BEURON
Un mauvais élève, une chanteuse de cabaretJULIE BOULIANNE
Une féeMARIE-EVE MUNGER
Stage musiciansTCHA LIMBERGER, FABRIZIO CASSOL, PHILIPPE THURIOT

La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra

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

Agenda

Agenda