Denisov - L'ÉCUME DES JOURS
Denisov - L'ÉCUME DES JOURS Denisov - L'ÉCUME DES JOURS Denisov - L'ÉCUME DES JOURS
Denisov - L'ÉCUME DES JOURS
22 July 2017 at 19h30 CET

Denisov - L’ÉCUME DES JOURS

Contemporary opera

A rare opportunity to see L’ÉCUME DES JOURS by Edison Denisov. Oper Stuttgart’s directing team Jossi Wieler and Sergio Morabito bring out the contemporary drama in a work that moves freely between avant-garde musical styles, opera, jazz and elements inspired by musicals.

For his ‘lyrical drama’, Denisov adapted Boris Vian’s love story L’ÉCUME DES JOURS (FROTH ON THE DAYDREAM), which, after its publication in 1946 under the same name, reached cult status in the Sixties and Seventies. Born in Siberia in 1929, Denisov has been considered as one of the most independent and creative musicians in the Soviet Union. His composition, which he set himself to a libretto in French, was premiered in Paris in 1984. With it he proved his belief that ‘it is possible to compose in such a way that the music can be sung without falling back to old-fashioned traditionalism’.

L’ÉCUME DES JOURS tells the moving story of young and wealthy Colin, who seemingly enjoys his easy-going life with his friends whilst he is at the same time haunted by fear and loneliness. When he meets – and shortly afterwards marries – the lovely Chloé, his happiness seems complete. Not long after the wedding, however, Dr. Mangemanche diagnoses the growth of a life-threatening water-lily in Chloé’s lungs. In order to cure her, Chloé has to constantly surround herself with flowers. After spending all his money on the much-needed flowers, Colin finds himself financially ruined. In order to save his beloved Chloé, he is prepared, however, to go through hell. 

Edison Denisov created his protagonists Colin and Chloé along the lines of other famous couples from the world of mythology and literature, like Tristan and Iseult, Romeo and Juliet or Pelléas and Mélisande. In his composition Denisov interspersed the melodious opera scenes with musical-like chorus parts and chansons as well as elements by legendary Jazz musician Duke Ellington. His opera combines liturgical a-capella-movements and a strong presence of chiming bells with the liturgical traditions of the Orthodox Church.

Information

Ed Lyon - Colin
Rebecca von Lipinski - Chloé
Sébastien Dutrieux - The Mouse
Arnaud Richard - Nicolas
Daniel Kluge - Chick
Sophie Marilley - Alise
Nozuko Teto - Isis
Marcel Beekman - The Clergyman
Padraic Rowan - Coriolan
Dirk Schmeding - The Pharmacist
Roland Bracht - Doctor Mangemanche
Karl-Friedrich Dürr - Director of the plant
Jeanne Seguin - The Girl
Mark Munkittrick - Jesus
Choir - Staatsopernchor Stuttgart
Orchestra - Staatsorchester Stuttgart
Composer - Edison Denisov
Libretto - Edison Denisov
Music director - Sylvain Cambreling
Director - Jossi Wieler, Sergio Morabito
Choir director - Johannes Knecht
Sets - Jens Kilian
Lighting - Reinhard Traub
Costumes - Anja Rabes
Video - Chris Kondek

Available until

21 August 2017 at 23h59 CET
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The Opera Platform presents Denisov - L’ÉCUME DES JOURS from Oper Stuttgart. Starting 22 July 2017 at 19h30 CET, the opera will be available as video on demand.

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