Operas

Kalîla wa Dimna

Moneim Adwan (born in 1970)

Opera in Arabic and French
 Libretto by Fady Jomar and Catherine Verlaguet, inspired by The Book of Kalîla wa Dimna attributed to Ibn al-Muqaffa
Commissioned by the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence

Musical direction - Zied Zouari
Stage direction - Olivier Letellier*
Set design - Erich Charbeau et Philippe Casaban
Costume design- Nathalie Prats
Lighting design - Sébastien Revel

Kalila - NN
Dimna - Moneim Adwan
La Mère du roi - Reem Talhami
Le Roi Mohamed - Jebali
Chatraba - Jean Chahid
Violin - Zied Zouari
Cello - Yassir Bousselam*
Clarinet - Selaatin Kabassi*
Qanûn - Abdulsamet Çelikel*
Percussion - NN

New production of the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence and the Académie
A coproduction with Opéra de Lille et l’Opéra de Dijon, Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities
World premiere

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Seven Stones

Ondřej Adámek (born in 1979)

A capella opera for 4 solo singers and 12 choral singers
Libretto by Sjón
Commissioned by the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence

Musical direction - Ondřej Adámek
Stage direction and choreography - Éric Oberdoff
Stage and lighting design- Éric Soyer*
Costume design - Clémence Pernoud*

Stone Collector - Nicolas Simeha
Stone Collector's Wife - Landy Andriamboavonjy
Landlady / Story-Teller 2 - Shigeko Hata*
Maid / Story-Teller 1 - Anne Emmanuelle Davy
Chef de chœur - Léo Warinski
Chorus - Accentus / axe21

New production of the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence and the Académie
A coproduction with National Theatre Brno - Janáček Opera
World premiere at the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence in future occasion

 


Svadba

A cappella opera for 6 women voices
Music and libretto by Ana Sokolović (born in 1968)
World premiere on 24 June 2011 at Berkeley Street Theatre in Toronto
European premiere in stage version

Musical direction - Sébastien Boin 
Stage Direction - Ted Huffman* et Zack Winokur
Direction assistant - Antonio Cuenca Ruiz*
Set and costume design - Samal Blak
Video - Sven Ortel                   
Lighting design - Marcus Doshi

Milica - Florie Valiquette*
Danica - Liesbeth Devos*
Lena - Jennifer Davis
Zora - Pauline Sikirdji
Nada - Anna Destraël
Ljubica - Mireille Lebel

2015 production of the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence and the Académie
Commissioned and original productiond by Dáirine Ní Mheadhra and John Hess du Queen of Puddings
Music Theater of Toronto

On tour

Nantes ♦ Angers Nantes Opéra, 20, 21, 24 and 25 May 2016
Angers ♦ Angers Nantes Opéra, 29 & 31 May 2016
Luxembourg ♦ Les Théâtres de la ville de Luxembourg, 14 & 15 February 2017

Tour in Ile-de-France ♦ Spring 2017, with the support of Arcadi
Tour in Belgium and Netherlands ♦ Spring 2017


Be With Me Now

Musical performance for 5 singers dans 4 instrumentalists
World premiere

Stage direction - Julien Fišera*
Conception and dramaturgy - Isabelle Kranabetter* and Julien Fišera*
Musical direction and piano - MaNOj Kamps*
Set and costume design - Samal Blak
Lighting design - Kevin Briard*
Video device - Jérémie Scheidler
Video filming - Pascal Poissonnier

Soprano - Maartje Rammeloo
Pamina - Rannveig Káradóttir
Mezzo-soprano - Kinga Borowska*
Tamino - Gwilym Bowen / Ioannis Kalyvas
Baritone - Tomasz Kumięga*
Flute - Ana Filipa Lima
Violin - Fanglei Liu
Cello - Sébastien Van Kuijk*

2015 production of the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence and the Académie, for enoa 5th anniversary.
A co-production with Aldeburgh Music, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Bayerische Theaterakademie, LOD music theatre, Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel, Teatr Wielki - PNO, Dutch National Opera
With the support of enoa

On tour

Paris ♦ Philharmonie de Paris, 29 March 2016
Brussels ♦ La Monnaie I De Munt, 22 April 2016
Aldeburgh ♦ Aldeburgh Music, 15 June 2016


Trauernacht

Cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)

Musical direction - Raphaël Pichon *
Stage direction - Katie Mitchell
Costume and stage design - Vicki Mortimer
Lighting design - James Farncombe

The Father - Frode Olsen
Other members of the family :
Soprano - Aoife Miskelly*
Alto - Eve-Maud Hubeaux*
Tenor - Rupert Charlesworth*
Bass - Andri Björn Robertsson
Orchestra - Ensemble baroque de l’Académie européenne de musique
Continuo harpsichord - Olivier Fortin

2014 production of the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence and the Académie
A coproduction with Dutch National Opera, Amstedam, Opéra national de Bordeaux and Wiener Festwochen
With the support of enoa

On tour

Moscow ♦ Bolshoi Theatre, 27 & 28 April 2017

  • Svadba, Festival d'Aix-en-Provence 2015
    Svadba, Festival d'Aix-en-Provence 2015
    Bernard Coutant
    Svadba, Festival d'Aix-en-Provence 2015
  • Svadba, Festival d'Aix-en-Provence 2015
    Svadba, Festival d'Aix-en-Provence 2015
    Bernard Coutant
    Svadba, Festival d'Aix-en-Provence 2015
  • Be With Me Now, Festival d'Aix-en-Provence 2015
    Be With Me Now, Festival d'Aix-en-Provence 2015
    Vincent Beaume
    Be With Me Now, Festival d'Aix-en-Provence 2015
  • Be With Me Now, Festival d'Aix-en-Provence 2015
    Be With Me Now, Festival d'Aix-en-Provence 2015
    Vincent Beaume
    Be With Me Now, Festival d'Aix-en-Provence 2015
  • Trauernacht, Festival d'Aix-en-Provence 2014
    Trauernacht, Festival d'Aix-en-Provence 2014
    Patrick Berger
    Trauernacht, Festival d'Aix-en-Provence 2014
  • Andri Björn Róbertsson, Trauernacht, Festival d'Aix-en-Provence 2014
    Andri Björn Róbertsson, Trauernacht, Festival d'Aix-en-Provence 2014
    © Patrick Berger / ArtcomArt
    Andri Björn Róbertsson, Trauernacht, Festival d'Aix-en-Provence 2014
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* Former artists of the Académie du Festival d'Aix