José Evangelista, music | Alexis Nouss, Jan Potocki, libretto | Wajdi Mouawad, stage direction | Axel Morgenthaler, stage Design | Axel Morgenthaler, lighting | Isabelle Larivière, costumes |Jacques-Lee Pelletier, make-up | Estelle Clareton, choreography| Huy-Phong Doàn, combat master
Bernard Levasseur, baritone | Monique Pagé, soprano | Christina Tannous, soprano | Claudine Ledoux, mezzo-soprano | Pascal Mondieig, tenor | Hughes Saint-Gelais, tenor | Vincent Ranallo, baritone | Marko Hubert, bass-baritone | Josep Miguel Ribot, basso cantante
Ensemble de la SMCQ | Walter Boudreau, conductor
Coproduction with SMCQ
Nov. 22, 2001, Salle Pierre-Mercure — Centre Pierre-Péladeau, Montreal, world premiere
Nov. 23, 24, 2001, Salle Pierre-Mercure — Centre Pierre-Péladeau, Montreal
Our Si Chants Libres m’était conté revisits this opera, in which José Evangelista’s art of monody was challenged by the density of Alexis Nouss’ libretto. A tour de force to which Wajdi Mouawad brought his astute stagecraft and Axel Morgenthaler’s luminous scenography.
Broadcast by Radio-Canada — March 15th, 2003 — Opéra de samedi
The novel Manuscrit trouvé à Saragosse written by the Polish aristocrat Jan Potocki (1761-1815) was partially published in 1804, but was only fully and definitively published in French in 1989.