THE BLOODY NUN - Laurence Equilbey, conductor
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THE BLOODY NUN

Program

Charles Gounod

La Nonne sanglante

A castle in Bohemia in the 11th century. The ghost of a nun. Feuding families and thwarted love provide the substance for Charles Gounod’s Gothic opera. Though initial performances at the Paris Opera in 1854 were a runaway success, the devilish tale was not to the taste of the new director who promptly curtailed its run. accentus and Insula orchestra revive Gounod’s second opera, in which he displays all his talents as orchestrator and symphonist that would subsequently go into the writing of Faust. Laurence Equilbey and theatre director David Bobée offer a psychoanalytical take on a frenzied opera.

3h with interval

Cast

Michael Spyres, Rodolphe
Vannina Santoni, Agnès
André Heyboer, Comte de Luddorf
Jodie Devos, Arthur
Jean Teitgen, Pierre l'Ermite
Luc Bertin-Hugault, Le Baron de Moldow
Marion Lebègue, La Nonne sanglante
Enguerrand de Hys, Fritz
Olivia Doray, Anna

accentus
Insula orchestra
Laurence Equilbey, conductor
David Bobée, staging
David Bobée et Laurence Equilbey, dramaturgy
Corinne Meyniel, artistic collaboration
David Bobée et Aurélie Lemaignen, setting
Alain Blanchot, costumes
Stéphane Babi Aubert, lights
José Gherrak, vidéo
Anaelle Lebovits Quenehen et Catherine Dewitt, dramaturgy researches

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Performances

  • Jun
    2

    20h - Paris, Opéra Comique
  • Jun
    4

    20h - Paris, Opéra Comique
  • Jun
    6

    20h - Paris, Opéra Comique
  • Jun
    8

    20h - Paris, Opéra Comique
  • Jun
    10

    15h - Paris, Opéra Comique
  • Jun
    14

    20h - Paris, Opéra Comique
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