Les Châtiments

Brice Pauset

Opéra

NEW PRODUCTION OF THE DIJON OPERA
SHOW IN GERMAN WITH FRENCH OVERTITLES
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MUSIC Brice Pauset
LIBRETTO Franz Kafka - adaptation Stephen Sazio

MUSICAL DIRECTOR Emilio Pomarico 
DIJON BOURGOGNE ORCHESTRA
CHOIR MASTERS
 Ruta Lenciauskaite et Brice Pauset
DIJON OPERA CHOIR’S SOLOISTS PREPARATION Anass Ismat

STAGING David Lescot
STAGE SETS Alwyne De Dardel
LIGHTING Paul Beaureilles
COSTUMES Mariane Delayre
MAGICIAN Abdul Alafrez
"LA MÉTAMORPHOSE" SILHOUETTE PREPARATION Cécile Kretschmar
STAGING ASSISTANT Caroline Bibring
STAGE SETS ASSISTANT Claire Gringore

WITH support from the Dijon Opera’s Cercle d’entreprises

  • CAST 

    GEORG / GREGOR / OFFICER Allen Boxer
    THE FATHER / MR. SAMSA / THE TRAVELLER Michael Gniffke
    FRIEDA / GRETE Emma Posman
    THE MOTHER / MRS. SAMSA Helena Köhne
    MANAGER / SOLDIER Ugo Rabec
    THE MAID Anna Piroli*
    THE TENANTS Zakaria El Bahri*, Alessandro Baudino*,Takeharu Tanaka* 
    MADRIGAL Zakaria El Bahri*, Alessandro Baudino*, Dana Luccock*, Annalisa Mazzoni*, Anna Piroli*, Takeharu Tanaka*
    THE CONVICT Grégoire Lagrange 

    *THE SOLOISTS OF THE DIJON OPERA CHOIR

The Punishments Trilogy: this is the title that Kafka imagined to unite the three works published during his lifetime: The VerdictThe Metamorphosisand The Penal Colony. These three key works disturbingly anticipate the questions we face today. Each in their own, distinct way examine the great Kafkaesque question, in which timid sons are subject to powerful father figures, up to the moment of final reckoning and consummation. 

For this commission from the Dijon Opera, presented here in its world premiere, the composer Brice Pauset has chosen to break from traditional interpretations of Kafka and instead return to the writer’s Germanic-Czech literary roots, notably by restoring a fundamental aspect of his work that is all-too often overlooked or misunderstood: humour. While his works often sound a prophetic note of gloom and doom regarding the future of humanity, they are also rife with ravaging, caustic humour, where slapstick and burlesque helps topple a world already severely off-kilter. 

Conducted by Emilio Pomarico and staged by David Lescot, Les Châtiments takes a musical and dramatic dive into the larger-than-life universe of one of the most fascinating writers of the 20th century — and holds up a mirror to our own contradictions.

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Auditorium
  • February 2020
    • Wednesday 12 at 20:00
    • Friday 14 at 20:00
    • Sunday 16 at 15:00
PRICE OPERA
From 5,50€ to 65€
Duration
2h30 approximately included intermission

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