Today, the 2e2m Ensemble presents the world première of Sébastien Gaxie's Je suis un homme ridicule (I'm a ridiculous man), in Vitry-sur-Seine, with a libretto by Volodia Serre inspired by Fyodor Dostoyevsky's novel.
It is the composer's second opera after Lunfardo (Bagnolet, 2005).
Wearied of the world, diverted from the final act by the fortuitous encounter with a little girl, a man falls into a deep sleep. His dream leads him to a utopian universe, double of Earth, a world where men live well, free and happy, a world that, despite himself, he will do his utmost to pervert. (reproduced from the 2e2m website)The cast includes baritone Lionel Peintre and actor Lionel Gonzalez. The Musicatreize Ensemble is conducted by Pierre Rouillier. Volodia Serre directs.
The performance should last about 1 hour. There will be 5 more performances in Paris (Théâtre de l'Athénée Louis Jouvet) between February 25th and March 4th.