a chamber opera inspired by the photographic work of Vivian Maier
CREATION on 13 October 2020 at théâtre de Caen (France)
with Léa Trommenschlager (soprano), Caroline Cren (piano), Agnès Mellon (live photography), Benjamin Dupé (live electronics) and seven involved spectators, recruited in each city where the show is presented
design, music, dramaturgy and artistic direction Benjamin Dupé | libretto after the play “Tout entière” by Guillaume Poix
stage design Olivier Thomas | lighting design Christophe Forey | costumes design Sophie Ongaro, Manon Gesbert | stage assistant Maud Morillon | technical management and sound Julien Frénois
Between opera, photographic concert and silver performance, “Vivian: clicks and pics” is an echo chamber to the work of American photographer Vivian Maier. Dead unknown in 2009, the author of striking street shots or mischievous self-portraits is invited to exit the picture and go on stage. Represented by a lyrical singer and a living photographer, her figure evolves in a sound and visual device, in which intermingle tributes to her photographs, musical interpretations of images, snapshots taken on stage and sung meditations on the power of photographic art. A poetic, visual and musical evocation of a woman and her sensibility.
Production Comme je l’entends, les productions – Théâtre de Caen – gmem-CNCM-marseille – Pôle Arts de la Scène / Friche La Belle de mai – La Muse en Circuit, Centre national de création musicale / Alfortville – Théâtre des Quatre Saisons, Scène Conventionnée d’Intérêt National Art & Création de Gradignan – Fondation Royaumont – supported by the Fonds de Création Lyrique, Adami and Spedidam