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.
José Evangelista, music | Alexis Nouss, Jan Potocki, libretto | Wajdi Mouawad, stage direction | Axel Morgenthaler, stage Design and 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
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, Co-Director | Bruno Desrosiers, Co-Director, Photo Direction, Editing, Sound Mix | Manuel A. Codina, Archival Restoration | Tuong Vi Nguyen, Camera, Photo Direction (Wajdi Mouawad – Paris) | Jacques-Lee Pelletier, Make-up | Sandra Lefebvre, Associate Producer, Sound Recording