Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Today : world première of 'Le Cosmicomiche' by Michèle Reverdy in Toulon

Today, the Opéra de Toulon presents the world première of Le Cosmicomiche, an opera composed by Michèle Reverdy, with a libretto in Italien based on two novels by Italo Calvino : Un segno nello spazio and Tutto in un punto.

It is the 6th opera composed by Michèle Reverdy. Her previous works for the stage includes Le Précepteur (Munich, 1990), Médée (Lyon, 2003) and Le Château (1986).
What was our Universe like before the Big Bang ? What does human creation represent in the immensity of the universe ? Is not the whole sense of life finally contained in a good plate of fresh tagliatelle ? These are the questions that a trio of singers, half-cosmonauts and half-harlequins will ask. (adapted from the Opéra de Toulon website)
The cast includes soprano Judith Fa, mezzo Albane Carrère and baritone Francesco Biamonte. Léo Warynski conducts members of the Opéra de Toulon Orchestra. Victoria Duhamel directs.

According to the composer's website, the required instruments are : flute (doubling piccolo), clarinet, horn, percussion, harp, viola and cello.

The performance should last about 1 hour. The performance is part of the Présences Féminines Festival. The venue is the Théâtre Liberté.

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