Les Éclairs

World Creation

Monday 8th November 2021 - 8 pm - Opéra Comique

Opera in four acts
Libretto by Jean Echenoz
Music by Philippe Hersant

Commissioned by the Opéra Comique – World creation

At the invitation of the Opéra Comique, Jean Echenoz now addresses the challenge of adapting his 2010 novel for the opera.

Les Éclairs delves into the fate of the engineer Nikola Tesla – aka Gregor Tesla. Upon arriving in New York in 1884, Gregor was filled with revolutionary visions of electricity applications. But he was more interested in scientific discoveries than in profit-making. Manufacturers plundered and perverted his inventions, driving him to seek refuge in lightning shows and the company of birds.

Musical direction Ariane Matiakh
Stage direction Clément Hervieu-Léger

With Jean-Christophe Lanièce, André Heyboer, Elsa Benoit, Marie-Andrée Bouchard-Lesieur, François Rougier, Jérôme Boutillier

Ensemble Aedes
Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France

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