Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928-2007)
Freitag aus Licht (1991-1994)
for soprano, baritone and bass vocal soloists, flute, basset horn, children’s orchestra, children’s choir, 12 choir singers, synthesizer, tape
Friday from Light is the opera of temptation : the temptation is to use the body as if it were a musical instrument, the temptation to turn one sound into another. A special interest for Karlheinz Stockhausen is the focus on the way sound moves through space, creating mobile sound in relief.
Freitag features three musical dimensions : the first, Weltraum, is a composition for electronic music by Karlheinz Stockhausen which he produced in his studio. The second has twelve scenes of ballet performed by twelve pairs of everyday beings and objects. The third has dramatic action involving the main characters in the libretto and their respective children.
Children orchestra of Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Lille
Choir: Maîtrise Notre-Dame de Paris
Maxime Pascal, musical direction
Silvia Costa: stage direction, scenography
Rosabel Huguet Dueñas, stage manager’s assistant
Elena Zamparutti, scenography assistant
Bianca Deigner, costumes
assisted by Domitile Guinchard
Bernd Purkrabek, lights
Florent Derex, sound projection
Augustin Muller and Étienne Démoulin, electronics
Emilie Fleury, children choir’s conductor
Alain Muller, singing coach
Jenny Daviet: Eva – soprano
Iris Zerdoud: Elu – bassethorn
Charlotte Bletton, Lufa – flute
Antoin HL Kessel: Ludon – bass
Halidou Nombre: Kaino – baritone
Sarah Kim, Haga Ratovo, Synthibird – synthesizer
Singers: Emmanuelle Monier, Pauline Nachman, Marie Picaut, Michiko Takahashi, Léa Trommenschlager, Ayako Yukawa, Frédéric Albou, Arthur Cady, Bertrand Bontoux, Jean-Christophe Brizard, David Colosio, Florent Martin
Rosabel Huguet Dueñas (the arm), Suzanne Meyer (the mouth), Jean-Baptiste Plumeau (the leg) – dance
Demiurge Children: Colette Verdier, Marin Rayon, Alexis Mazars, Stéphane Poulet, Edgar Cemin, Arsène Jouet
The audience is invited to show up one hour earlier for the Gruss in the main hall’s public areas.
Duration: approx 3h, intermission included.
Production Opéra de Lille, Le Balcon En coproduction avec le Festival d’Automne à Paris et la Philharmonie de Paris