François Gremaud has undertaken to revisit three great tragic female figures of the classical performing arts: Phèdre (theatre), Giselle (ballet) and Carmen (opera). Carmen, one of the most famous opéras comiques, is about a rebellious and seductive young bohemian woman who is tragically murdered by her former lover.
In keeping with his unique way of turning a lesson into an art form, the author/director offers us a ‘reduction’ of Bizet’s work, tailor-made for a single performer: Rosemary Standley, the singer of the group Moriarty, among others. On stage she will share with us not only the story of Carmen, but also the musical and textual aesthetics of this opera, the historical context of its creation.
Despite the tragic outcome of the story, there will be joy and wonder. These are emotions that the performing arts can release, arts which, against all odds, never cease to celebrate the profound happiness of being in the world.
Concept and director
Luca Antignani based on Georges Bizet
Sandra Borges Ariosa
Sara Zazo Romero
François Gremaud based on Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy
Dramaturgical and musical assistant
Technical director 2b company & Light design
Stéphane Gattoni - Zinzoline
Anne-Patrick Van Brée
Management, production and touring
Théâtre de Vidy-Lausanne, ThéâtredelaCité, Printemps des comédiens, Espace 1789, Espace Jean Legendre, Théâtre de Compiègne
Théâtre National de Bretagne, Rennes
With the support of
Loterie Romande, Pro Helvetia - fondation suisse pour la culture Fondation Leenaards, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Fondation suisse des artistes interprètes SIS, Fondation Françoise Champoud
La 2b company bénéficie d’un Contrat de Confiance de la Ville de Lausanne et d’une Convention de Subvention du Canton de Vaud