Seven Stones

Aix en Provence - Art lyrique - Opéra - July 7th, 8th and 15th at 5pm and july 10th, 12th and 17th at 7pm

Opera a capella for four soloist singers and twelve chorister singers. Libretto by Sjón.

Commissioned by the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence. World premiere.

A mineralogist-collector who has got lost down a snowy lane remembers: many years earlier, he had gone in search of the first stone – the one that was almost used to stone to death the adulterous woman who was saved by Christ. During this seven-year long journey that takes him from Buenos Aires to Paris and from Japan to Iceland, the collector discovered many other stones... And the end of his journey leads to the conclusion of his quest – and to tragedy. Presenting this chamber fresco in the elegant red velvet atmosphere of the Jeu de Paume Theatre, Icelandic poet Sjón and Czech composer Ondřej Adámek tell a universal story that has the grace of our dreams and the force of our nightmares. Giving life to the shimmering precious stones of the opera in English are the voices of twelve choral singers from accentus and four soloists, who will be playing a number of surprising instruments and objects, some specially invented for this original, accessible and fascinating new production.

Conductor : Ondřej Adámek and Léo Warynski
Stage Director and Choreographer : Éric Oberdorff

Théâtre du Jeu de Paume. Sung in English with French surtitles / 1 hour and 20 minutes

Entrée from 9 to 70

This event is being held as part of: Festival d'Aix-en-Provence 2018

Information provided by OT Aix en Provence

  • Organiser

    Festival d'Aix-en-Provence

    Palais de l'ancien Archevêché
    Place Des Martyrs de la Résistance

    13100 Aix en Provence

  • Lieux

    Jeu de Paume theater
    17 rue De l'Opéra
    13100 Aix en Provence

  • Phone

    • 08 20 92 29 23
  • Website

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