Le Songe de Médée, Preljocaj – Ballet
Mauro Lanza – Marie-Agnès Gillot, Eleonora Abbagnato, Wilfried Romoli – Ensemble Court-Circuit
A creation by the choreographer Angelin Preljocaj for the Opera national de Paris Ballet in 2004. The most horrible crimes, fratricide and infanticide, are embodied by the Medee interpreted by the étoile Marie-Agnès Gillot.
For his third creation at the Opéra de Paris, Preljocaj was inspired by Médée: not the one we find in the mythological stories, but the ones who make the contemporary headlines. How could we possibly understand this woman's sacrilege if we don't interpret it as the terrible willing of stopping belonging to the human kind?
The score was written by the Venitian composer Mauro Lanza, born in 1975. It was ordered by the Paris Opera and the Ircam-Centre Pompidou, where the composer is in residence.
Mauro Lanza composer
Thierry Leproust set designer
Gilles Rosier costume designer
Patrick Riou lighting
Marie-Agnès Gillot (Médée)
Eleonora Abbagnato (Créuse, Daughter of Créon)
Wilfried Romoli (Jason)
Constance Nicolas (Child)
Carl Van Gotdsenhoven (Child)
Pierre-André Valade music director
Duration : 42 min
Location : Palais Garnier (Paris, France)
Production date : 2004
Production : © OPERA NATIONAL DE PARIS – TELMONDIS