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CHANTS LIBRES | PRÉLUDE À L’OPÉRA

CHANTS LIBRES | PRÉLUDE À L’OPÉRA

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January 21, 2021 to January 24, 2021

Online event from January 21st, 2021 at 8 p.m. to January 24th, 2021 at 11:45 p.m.

Filmed in the deserted Monument-National, this digital event outmanoeuvres constraints imposed by COVID in order to present you with several excerpts from L’orangeraie, the opera that saw its creation postponed to October 2021.

To this end, Sébastien Ricard brings to life Mikaël, a writer and key character in Larry Tremblay's work, who leads us to experience absence in all of its scenic dimensions. Armed by the words and music of L'orangeraie, he imagines, sees and hears the artists who, like him, haunt the empty hall. With limited means, he brings certain excerpts back to life, in order to unleash hope... and creation.

With the music of Zad Moultaka and the libretto of Larry Tremblay, this prelude is conceived and staged by Pauline Vaillancourt, in co-direction with Manuel A. Codina, and under the musical direction of Lorraine Vaillancourt. A production by Chants Libres, co-produced with the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne (NEM).

Length: 28 minutes. In French with English subtitles.

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