Serge Provost, music | Claude Gauvreau, libretto | Lorraine Pintal, stage direction |Michel Goulet, stage Design | Guy Simard, lighting | Jacques-Lee Pelletier, make-up | Ginette Noiseux, costume | Dulcinée Langfelder, choreography | Gino Colombo, hairstyling
Doug MacNaughton, baritone, The Vampire
Pauline Vaillancourt, soprano, The Adorable Verrotière and The Nymphomaniac
Fides Krucker, mezzo-soprano, The Woman With Two Club Feet
Albert Millaire, actor, The Man With Two Club Feet
Monique Mercure, actress, The Vampire’s Mother
Jean Maheux, actor, The Psychiatrist and A Police Dog
Sylvio Archambault, actor, A Police Dog
Nadya Blanchette, soprano, Young Lady
Geneviève Charest, soprano, Young Lady
Éthel Guéret, soprano, Young Lady
Claude Lemieux, actor, The Husband
Nouvel Ensemble Moderne (NEM), Lorraine Vaillancourt, conductor
Bryan Nickel, baritone, The Vampire | Renée Lapointe, mezzo-soprano, The Woman With Two Club Feet | Renaud Paradis, baritone, A Police Dog | Chantal Dionne, soprano, Young Lady | Maryse Inis, soprano, Young Lady
Sept. 24, 25, 27, 28, 1996, Usine C, Montreal
Oct. 22, 23, 24, 1996, Usine C, Montreal
by Claude Gauvreau
translated by Ray Ellenwood
This special tête-bêche (flip book) publication — augmented by production photos as well as essays by the translator and editors — marks the first stand-alone edition of The Vampire and the Nymphomaniac in either French or English, the first English translation of the libretto and the first bilingual edition of a work by Gauvreau.
Broadcast on CBC – December 7, 1996 – Opéra du samedi.
A subversive, iconoclastic and opaque work, this unique opera by the Automatist poet offers a contrasting sequence of moments and images, in three “phases”. Raw poetry and explored language preside over the birth of a Vampire and his sulphurous love affair with the Woman with Two Cloven Feet, then with the Adorable Verrotière transformed into a Nymphomaniac.