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Pinocchio by BoesmansWorld première

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Grand Théâtre de Provence380 Avenue Max Juvénal, Aix-en-Provence, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, 13100, France
2017 July 03 20:00, July 07 20:00, July 09 17:00, July 11 20:00, July 14 20:00, July 16 17:00
Festival: Festival D'Aix en Provence
Boesmans, Philippe (b. 1936)Pinocchio (World première)
Emilio PomàricoConductor
Joël PommeratDirector
Éric SoyerSet Designer, Lighting Designer
Isabelle DeffinCostume Designer
Stéphane DegoutBaritoneA troupe director / a crook / a murderer
Vincent Le TexierBaritoneA father / a murderer / a schoolmaster
Chloé BriotSopranoA puppet
Yann BeuronTenorA cabaret director / a judge / a crook / a murderer
Julie BoulianneMezzo-sopranoA bad student / a cabaret singer
Marie-Ève MungerSopranoA fairy
Renaud RubianoVideo Artist

Since writer Carlo Collodi unleashed him from his imagination and Geppetto fashioned him from a piece of wood, the puppet Pinocchio has been constantly transformed, adapted and revisited. Now playright and director Joël Pommerat has made an opera character of him, in an ideal collaboration with composer Philippe Boesmans, whose richly coloured musical universe, seems tailor-made for the small wooden figure. He presents the character as a rude and insolent person, eschewing all sentimentality to reconnect with the harsh world that Collodi portrays in his book. Reflecting his conception of theatre as a company endeavour, Joël Pommerat entrusts all the roles in this lyrical tale to six singers in disparate costumes – cabaret fairy, circus director, bad guy – all brought to life by a director who also narrates this story that speaks to everyone, both young and old alike.

A new production of Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, co-produced with La Monnaie / De Munt, Opéra de Dijon, Opéra national de Bordeaux.  Performed in French with French subtitles.

Marie-Eve Munger (Fairy) and Chloé Briot (Pinocchio) © Patrick Berger
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