Cultural events

Patrick Chéreau
Directing opera


from November 18, 2017 to March 1, 2018 Bibliothèque-musée de l'Opéra

On the occasion of the revival of Janáček’s De la maison des morts, in November 2017, the BnF and the Paris Opera honor Patrice Chéreau’s work as a director for the operatic stage.
Director, filmmaker and actor, Patrice Chéreau (1944-2013) has deeply influenced the artistic landscape of the last decades. In parallel to his theatrical work, he went very soon into opera directing. After a brilliant début at the Spolète Festival and Paris Opera, he asserted himself on the international scene on the occasion of the centenary of Bayreuth Festival with a memorable production of Wagner’s Tetralogy conducted by Pierre Boulez. A hundred of documents from the BnF’s collections, the IMEC’s collections and from private collections (manuscripts, letters, drawings, sets, photographs…) are presented to explore the creative process carried out for opera; the exhibition also questions the specificity of Chéreau’s work for the operatic stage: direction of singers, collaboration with conductors, lighting designers and costume creators. It also compares the various artistic influences that underlie the choice of sets conceived by stage designer Richard Peduzzi as playing a real part in the drama being performed.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

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