Jacques Audiard and Wes Anderson had won her first Cesar as his first Oscar, the first in 2006, for the beat that my heart stopped . The second ten years later, to The Grand Budapest Hotel . Last week, the French composer failed to add two statuettes additional awards to its name, with these same two directors for Brothers and Sisters and Island dog . And even if it is passed to two fingers of the consecration, 2019 will remain to him a year to mark with a white stone.
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It will, in fact, seen the creation, at the Grand Théâtre du Luxembourg and the Bouffes du Nord in Paris, his first chamber opera: silence . More than a side step, a real return to the sources for this flutist training course singular, which recalls having started his profession as a composer by writing the music for the show of a friend clown. A “trick strange for flute, clarinet and tuba, we gave it this winter, when a white card at Radio France.
If silence marks his return, waited on by very many of the French, the stage and the performing arts, the musical will also have a value of catharsis for Alexandre Desplat and Solrey, art director on most of his soundtracks, that sign by the stage and the videos. Adapted from a new japanese Yasunari Kawabata, the booklet recounts the disturbing experience, between quest fantasy, and metaphysical questions, a young writer came to visit a brother older who have lost all physical means to communicate. A deep reflection on the nature of creation itself and the status of the creator, deprived of his tools…
A story that touches Desplat and Solrey closely, since the latter, violinist inseparable from the composer, had to face a paralysis of the left hand. There is no doubt that the two artists have therefore put a lot of themselves in this chamber opera, for which Desplat, faithful to his habits, and was inspired by some codes of the japanese culture, without, however, compose a music japanese.
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The number three, a reference to the gagaku, the music of imperial japan, has inspired the instrumentation consists of three flutes, three clarinets, three percussionists and a string trio… Without surprise, the three voices give substance to this philosophical wandering and ghostly: that of the actor-narrator Sava Lolov, and two young singers of exception: the soprano Camille Poul and baritone Mikhail Timoshenko, a true revelation of the Academy of the Opera of Paris.
Theatre des Bouffes du Nord 37 bis, boulevard de la Chapelle, 10th arrondissement of Paris.
Tel.: 01 46 07 34 50. Dates: the 2 and 3 march. Seating: from 13 to 35 €.