symposium

Gounod on the stage

Dates
4 June 2018 – 2.30 pm
Opéra Comique, Salle Bizet
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5 June 2018 – 10 am
Opéra Comique, Salle Bizet
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6 June 2018 – 10 am
Opéra Comique, Salle Bizet
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Free entrance
Reservation required

In partnership with the Opéra Comique

With the aid of rarely explored sources such as staging manuals (livrets de mise en scène), but examining the full range of theatrical parameters, this conference will review Gounod’s entire operatic output. With each work serving as the basis for a specific analysis, it will discuss the role that certain renowned performers (such as Pauline Viardot in Sapho) may have played in the staging; the link between instrumental passages and stage movement; set designs and costumes; and the circulation of the works and their productions.

SYMPOSIUM PROGRAMME

MONDAY 4 JUNE – 2.30-5.30pm
Introduction: Michela Niccolai
Présentation de la collection de la Bibliothèque de la Ville de Paris: Pauline Girard
La Reine de Saba, La Colombe et Philémon et Baucis: Étienne Jardin and Agnès Terrier
Roméo et Juliette: Alexandre Dratwicki

TUESDAY 5 JUNE – 10am-1pm
Sapho: Steven Huebner
La Nonne sanglante: Hugh Mcdonald
Le Médecin malgré lui: Sabine Teulon-Lardic
2.30-5.30pm
Faust et ses parodies: Clair Rowden
Mireille: Gérard Condé
Cinq-Mars: Sébastien Troester
7pm
Rencontre autour de la production de La Nonne sanglante.

WEDNESDAY 6 JUNE – 10am-1pm
Polyeucte: Yves Bruley
Le Tribut de Zamora: Rémy Campos
Charles Gounod en images: Gunther Braam