Opera in 4 Acts, 1853 - Music Giuseppe Verdi - Libretto Salvatore Cammarano, after Antonio Garcia Gutierrez
Opéra de Rouen Normandie (September 2021)
« It's common belief that the wicked witch's damned soul still lives in the world,
And when the sky is black she shows herself in various shapes.» - Il Trovatore, Act 1.
Music Direction, Pierre Bleuse
Staging, Set design, Costume design, Jean-Philippe Clarac & Olivier Deloeuil
Collaboration for scenic design, Christophe Pitoiset
Artistic collaboration, Lodie Kardouss
Lighting, Christophe Pitoiset
Video, Benjamin Juhel, Julien Roques, Timothée Buisson
Graphic design, Julien Roques
Dramaturgy, Luc Bourrousse
Lionel Lhote (Il Conte di Luna), Jennifer Rowley (Leonora), Sylvie Brunet-Grupposo (Azucena), Ivan Gyngazov (Manrico), Grigory Shkarupa (Ferrando), Aliénor Feix (Inès), Martin Lamotte (Ruiz)
Opéra de Rouen Normandie
Witch-hunt and feminist dystopia in 2050's Rouen. In a futuristic world where the Count of Luna’s cronies monitor the memory of women through huge high-security data centers, the neo-feminist “witch” Azucena is caught and sent back into the past on account of of her ability to focus on specific anterior events. A journey to 2020's Rouen, where Manrico was born; but also to Rouen in the 1500's, the golden age of the witch trials in Europe.