Music Theatre | 2015

Les aventures de Pinocchio

27.02.2019   18h Rennes-opéra
28.02.2019   10h and 14h30 Rennes-opéra
21.03.2019   10h and 14h30 Angers-Grand Théâtre 
22.03.2019   10h and 14h30 Angers-Grand Théâtre 
23.03.2019   18h  Angers-Grand Théâtre  
24.03.2019   15h30 Saint Etienne de Montluc – Espace Montluc
25.03.2019   14h30 Montrevault sur Evre – Espace le Vallon d’Or Saint Pierre Montlimart
26.03.2019   14h30 and 20h30 Montrevault sur Evre – Espace le Vallon d’Or Saint Pierre Montlimart
2.04.2019     14h and 20h Le Louroux Beconnet -  L’Echappée Belle 
3.04.2019     18h Nantes Théâtre Graslin 
4.04.2019     10h and 14h30  Nantes Théâtre Graslin 
5.04.2019     10h and 14h30  Nantes Théâtre Graslin 

Juliette Allen (soprano)
Ensemble Intercortemporain
Direction: Matthieu Roy
"Les aventures de Pinocchio" is a theatrical piece in which the five solo instruments would incarnate the different characters depicted by Giorgio Collodi, accompanying Pinocchio in his surprising travel from a wood-born-being to a normal little boy.
The virtuoso musicians give an acoustic panorama of the wide animal word Pinocchio is in constant dialog with, through specific instrumental styles and treatments.
The project, inspired by the Italian road theatre and from Stravinsky's "Histoire du soldat", is intended as a light and essential form of chamber opera,  that can be played in various locations, allowing the public to be very close to the characters, with  possible forms of spontaneous interaction stimulated by the musicians.
Pinocchio is a marionette with a direct simple schematic reaction to the many events, like in the Sicilian puppet tradition, but also with a huge range of intentions and inclinations, aspiring to normality. He is a magic marionette, knowing the languages of plants and animals and this ability increases his experience of the real world.

Pinocchio (also The Fairy with Turquoise Hair ): voice
The Cat  (also The Doctor Crow): horn
The Fox (also The Doctor Owl, the Dog Alidor, The Snake): violin
Geppetto (also The Talking Cricket, The Dolphin): cello
Stromboli (also Candlewick, the Green Fisherman): double bass
The Terrible Dogfisch (also Marionettes , The Snail, The Chick): percussion
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Comédie instrumentale for soprano en travesti and instrumental soloists (2015)
Text after Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi
Commission: Ensemble Intercontemporain
Co-production: Ensemble Intercontemporain, Philharmonie de Paris, Opéra de Rouen
First performance: Opéra de Rouen, 8 February 2017
Juliette Allen (soprano)
Ensemble Intercontemporain
Direction: Matthieu Roy
Rai Com Music Publishing
Duration: ca. 60 m

Pictures by Piero Tauro