In a perfect blend of music and spoken opera, director Richard Brunel accomplishes a feat: he associates the music to the dialogues seamlessly, ensuring that “music arises from necessity and springs forth as a means to further the action.”
A successful gamble!
The theatre specialist took a gamble: getting opera singers to perform and speak while arranging meaningful moments of quiet. The gamble pays off.
Una Furtiva Lagrima
Richard Brunel, the Comédie de Valence director, revised the spoken texts, going back to Shakespeare. An energetic, cheerful production.
La croix, Bruno Serrou
At the request of La Monnaie, the French director brought the texts closer to the English version to enhance the expressiveness of the music. In the shadow of the composition’s cheerfulness, he also reveals the melancholy and existential questions of love.
Let’s Motiv’, Julien Damien
Beatrice and Benedict
Opéra comique in 2 acts
Based on William Shakespeare
Adapted by Richard Brunel, Catherine Ailloud Nicolas and Antonio Cuenca Ruiz
Music director Jérémie Rhorer, Samuel Jean
Director Richard Brunel
Set designer Anouk Dell’Aiera
Lighting designer Laurent Castaingt
Costume designer Claire Risterucci
Dramaturg Catherine Ailloud- Nicolas
Assistant directors Sandrine Lanno and Benoit de Leersnyder
Chorus director Martino Faggiani
Produced by Théâtre Royal de La Monnaie-De Munt and Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse
Anne- Catherine Gillet,
Orchestra and chorus Orchestre symphonique and Théâtre de la Monnaie