Our Si Chants Libres m’était conté series returns with this new capsule devoted to the opera Le vampire et la nymphomane. From Serge Provost’s sumptuous music and Claude Gauvreau’s “explorian” language, to Lorraine Pintal’s inventive staging and Michel Goulet’s aerial scenography, immerse yourself in this opera, one of the most influential and revolutionary of its time.
Serge Provost, music | Claude Gauvreau, libretto | Lorraine Pintal, stage direction | Michel Goulet, set design | Ginette Noiseux, costumes | Guy Simard, lighting | Jacques-Lee Pelletier, make up | 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
Si Chants Libres m’était conté (If Chants Libres were a story) is an important work of memory and archives which hopes to present seventeen new operas created by the company between 1990 and 2022, under the direction of Pauline Vaillancourt. Each video capsule allows us to go back to the genesis of these creations, a witness to their times. By means of interviews and excerpts from original productions, you can discover the challenges and the anecdotes that marked each of these works!
Original concept: Manuel A. Codina, Pauline Vaillancourt
Production: Groupe Sighter | Pauline Vaillancourt, Codirector | Bruno Desrosiers, Codirector, director of photography, editor, sound mixing | Manuel A. Codina, Camera, director of photography, restoration of archives | Yves Dubé, Video of the original production | Jacques-Lee Pelletier, Make-up | Sandra Lefebvre, Executive producer, sound recorder