Thursday, May 15, 20148:00 pm
Friday, May 16, 20148:00 pm
Saturday, May 17, 20148:00 pm
- François-Olivier Jean, tenor — Grégoire
- Marie-Annick Béliveau, mezzo-soprano — L’autorité
- Dion Mazerolle, baritone — La folie
- Andrzej Stec, tenor — Prométhée
- Rebecca Woodmass, coloratura soprano — Mathilde
- Michiel Schrey, tenor — L’ignorance
- Dorothéa Ventura, soprano — La colère
- Ensemble de la SMCQ (Bozzini Quartet, (Clemens Merkel, violin; John Corban, violin; François Vallières, viola; Isabelle Bozzini, cello); Quasar, (Marie-Chantal Leclair; Mathieu Leclair; André Leroux; Jean-Marc Bouchard, ); Sixtrum, (João Catalão; Julien Compagne; Julien Grégoire; Philip Hornsey; Kristie Ibrahim; Fabrice Marandola, ))
- Walter Boudreau, conductor
7 voices, string quartet, saxophone quartet, 6 percussions and fixed medium
Pierre Michaud, libretto; René-Daniel Dubois, stage direction; Gabriel Tsampalieros, stage design; Guy Simard, lighting; Marianne Thériault, costumes; Jacques-Lee Pelletier, make-up. Assistant Stage Director: Manon Bouchard.
Le rêve de Grégoire begins with an arrest. In his cell, a man awaits his execution. He has no idea what he might have done to deserve such a fate, but whether he finds out or not, it won’t change his situation. He will die. Or maybe not.
But why? Le rêve de Grégoire is a fable. A fable about our world. A savage fable, maybe even a desperate one. But certainly not defeatist.
A fable which asserts: “There is something in me that power and authority, no matter how absurd or out of control, can never destroy.” — René-Daniel Dubois