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La Monnaie / De Munt

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Opera and object theatre

(Victor)
Frankenstein

Compagnie Karyatides

Presentation

To mark the world premiere of Mark Grey’s new opera Frankenstein, we asked the Les Karyatides theatre company to present a new children’s opera based on the figure of Frankenstein. In this miniature version, we hear Victor Frankenstein dictating his will at the end of his life. In fitful, feverish, tormented moments he recalls how his promising beginnings turned into a nightmare because of his insatiable ambition: he had set out to create a new human being from fragments of corpses, but only succeeded in creating a murderous monster that turned against its maker. Victor’s mother sings at his deathbed; heartbreakingly, she laments the inexorability of the fate that binds maker and monster together.

Cast
Cast

Direction KARINE BIRGÉ
Dramaturgy FÉLICIE ARTAUD & ROBIN BIRGÉ
Sound design GUILLAUME ISTACE
Lighting design DIMITRI JOUKOVSKY
Scenography and costumes CLAIRE FARAH
Creature design SÉBASTIEN BOUCHERIT & JOACHIM JANNIN

Actors CYRIL BRIANT & MARIE DELHAYE
Soprano VIRGINIE LÉONARD
Piano KEVIN NAVAS

Production COMPAGNIE KARYATIDES
Coproduction LA MONNAIE/DE MUNT, LE THÉÂTRE DE LIÈGE, LE FESTIVAL MONDIAL DES THÉÂTRES DE MARIONNETTES, LE SABLIER - PÔLE DES ARTS DE LA MARIONNETTE EN NORMANDIE, LE TRIDENT – SCÈNE NATIONALE DE CHERBOURG, LE CENTRE CULTUREL DE DINANT, LE THÉÂTRE LA MONTAGNE MAGIQUE, PIERRE DE LUNE & LA COOP ASBL

With the support of L’HECTARE – SCÈNE CONVENTIONNÉE, DE SHELTERPROD, TAXSHELTER.BE, ING ET DU TAX-SHELTER DU GOUVERNEMENT FÉDÉRAL BELGE
Made with the support of L’AIDE DU MINISTÈRE DE LA FÉDÉRATION WALLONIE BRUXELLES – SERVICE DU THÉÂTRE

Agenda

Agenda