Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Today : World première of Philippe Hurel's opera in Toulouse

The first opera of French composer Philippe Hurel, Les Pigeons d'argile, will receive its world premiere performance today in Toulouse. The libretist Tanguy Viel has been inspired by the abduction of American Patricia Campbell Hearst, known as Patty Hearst by an urban guerrilla group in 1975. Victim of the Stockholm Syndrom, she will join her kidnappers.

The cast is the following :

Gaëlle Arquez : Charlie
Aimery Lefèvre : Toni
Vincent Le Texier : Bernard Baer
Sylvie Brunet-Grupposo : La Chef de la Police
Gilles Ragon : Pietro

Chœur et Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse
conductor : Tito Ceccherini
director : Mariame Clément

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