Pierre Michaud, music | Pierre Michaud, libretto | René-Daniel Dubois, stage direction | Gabriel Tsampalieros, stage Design | Guy Simard, lighting | Marianne Thériault, costumes | Jacques-Lee Pelletier, make-up | Manon Bouchard, Assistant stage director
François-Olivier Jean, tenor | Marie-Annick Béliveau, mezzo-soprano | Dion Mazerolle, baritone | Andrzej Stec, tenor | Rebecca Woodmass, coloratura soprano | Michiel Schrey, tenor | Dorothéa Ventura, soprano
Stéphanie Lessard, soprano | Jacques Arsenault, tenor | Artur Tanguay-Labrosse, tenor | Stéphanie Pothier, mezzo-soprano | Dominic Veilleux, bass-baritone | Sébastien Ricard, comedian
Ensemble de la SMCQ | Walter Boudreau, conductor
Co-production with SMCQ
May 15, 2014, Monument-National, Montreal, world premiere
May 16, 17, 2014, Monument-National, Montreal
2014 — Prix Opus “Creation of the year”.
Le rêve de Grégoire (Gregor’s Dream) begins with an arrest. In his cell, a man awaits his execution. He has no idea what he might have done to deserve such a fate, but whether he finds out or not, it won’t change his situation. He will die. Or maybe not.
But why? Le rêve de Grégoire is a fable. A fable about our world. A savage fable, maybe even a desperate one. But certainly not defeatist.
A fable which asserts: “There is something in me that power and authority, no matter how absurd or out of control, can never destroy.”
- Libretto of Le rêve de Grégoire (pdf)
- Audio extract, 30 sec (zip)