IL VIAGGIO, DANTE

PASCAL DUSAPIN (1955)

OPERA IN SEVEN SCENES
LIBRETTO BY FRÉDÉRIC BOYER BASED ON VITA NOVA AND DIVINA COMMEDIA BY DANTE

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Il Viaggio, Dante de Pascal Dusapin – création mondiale – direction musicale Kent Nagano – mise en scène Claus Guth – Festival d’Aix-en-Provence 2022
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Conductor
Kent Nagano
Stage director and Choreographer
Claus Guth
Stage designer
Étienne Pluss
Costume designer
Gesine Völlm
Lighting designer
Fabrice Kebour
Video
rocafilm
Dramaturgy
Yvonne Gebauer
Electroacoustic system
Thierry Coduys
Assistant to the conductor
Volker Krafft
Vocal Coaches
Alfredo Abbati, Yoan Hereau
Collaborator to the movements
Evie Poaros
Staging Assistant
Aglaja Nicolet
Set Design Assistant
Clémence de Vergnette
Costumes Assistant
Madeline Cramard
Dante
Jean-Sébastien Bou
Virgilio
Evan Hughes*
Giovane Dante
Christel Loetzsch
Beatrice
Jennifer France
Lucia
Maria Carla Pino Cury
Voce dei dannati
Dominique Visse
Narratore
Giacomo Prestia
Dancers
Evie Poaros, Gal Fefferman, Marion Plantey, Alexander Fend, Nikos Fragkou, Hannah Dewor, Uri Burger, Victor Villarreal
Extras
Lucy Allen, Shana Allen, Hadrien Vinent-Garro, Jacqueline Cornille, Nicolas Chatel, Laurent Quintard
Chorus of the Opéra de Lyon
Chorus Coach
Richard Wilberforce
Orchestra of the Opéra de Lyon
*Former artist of the Académie

COMMISSIONED BY FESTIVAL D’AIX-EN-PROVENCE AND OPÉRA NATIONAL DE PARIS
IN COPRODUCTION WITH OPÉRA NATIONAL DE PARIS, SAARLÄNDISCHES STAATSTHEATER SAARBRÜCKEN AND LES THÉÂTRES DE LA VILLE DE LUXEMBOURG

— WITH THE SUPPORT OF MADAME ALINE FORIEL-DESTEZET, GRANDE DONATRICE D’EXCEPTION DU FESTIVAL D’AIX-EN-PROVENCE

WITH THE SUPPORT OF CERCLE INCISES POUR LA CRÉATION CONTEMPORAINE
AND OF JEAN-FRANÇOIS DUBOS

Art can take you to a place of absolute hopes.

Pascal Dusapin on Dante

The Divine Comedy – a monument of European culture whose seven hundredth anniversary is being celebrated this year – is both a worldpoem synthesising all knowledge and the concrete account of a life immersed in the depravity of its time: Florence in the year 1300 with its political and religious quarrels that almost led Dante to the pyre. In Il Viaggio, Dante Pascal Dusapin (Passion, 2008) and Frédéric Boyer offer an intimate journey through this reputedly unadaptable collection, which itself narrates the journey of an exemplary being through all aspects of human life until he achieves fulfilment in light and joy. Dante travels from the circles of Hell and their litany of the damned – which climax is his encounter with Lucifer – to Heaven from which Beatrice’s enigmatic laughter emanates. Kent Nagano conducts the Chorus and Orchestra of the Opéra de Lyon. Claus Guth – for the first time at the Festival d'Aix – places his protagonist between life and death in a space that bears an uncanny resemblance to our contemporary world.

  • DIAPASONMAG.FR
    En création mondiale au Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, le nouvel opéra de Pascal Dusapin s’approprie La Divine Comédie et envoûte.
    Dusapin a un langage à lui, qui transcende les écoles et les concepts, musiciens du dépassement plus que de la radicalité […].
    On reconnait le maître des timbres de l’orchestre, sombre ou chatoyant, réduit à une quarantaine de musiciens où se retrouvent l’orgue de
    Macbeth et le glass harmonica de Disputatio. [...] Et l’on admire la maîtrise du temps musical : durant presque deux heures, on se laisse porter, envelopper, envoûter même, par la partition.
Friday 8 July 2022
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Wednesday 13 July 2022
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Tickets: 31€, 59€, 90€, 130€, 165€
Youth ticket: 9€
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1 hour and 55 minutes without interval

Sung in Italian with French and English surtitles — © Éditions Salabert