200 Motels - The Suites / rock opera

Frank Zappa, 200 Motels - The Suites


Les Métaboles (20 singers)
Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg
Les Percussions de Strasbourg
The Headshakers


Lionel Peintre, le Narrateur, Cowboy Burt
Dominic Gould, Frank, Larry the Dward, Jeff
Zachary Wilder, Mark
Nicholas Scott, Howard
Mélanie Boisvert, the Soprano solo
Nicholas Isherwood, Rance, Ginger
Aliénor Feix, Lucy, Dononvan
Marina Ruiz, Janet, la journaliste

Antoine Gindt, stage direction
Léo Warynski, musical direction
 

Coproduction : T&M, Festival Musica Strasbourg, Théâtre de Nîmes, Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, Les Métaboles, Philharmonie de Strasbourg, Philharmonie de Paris.

 

Transposition for the stage of 200 Motels, a hallucinatory film by Frank Zappa recording the life of a rock band on tour, 200 Motels - The Suites is an impressive musical/theatrical fresco, premiered in France.

At the beginning of the 70’s, inspired by the real life experiences of his band, The Mothers of Invention, Frank Zappa directed – in tandem with Tony Palmer – 200 Motels, a loony “documentary”. With a tumultuous score, oscillating between psychedelic rushes and symphonic flights, this jewel of surreal cinema is reborn on stage with the title 200 Motels – The Suites. This original French version brings together actors, singers, a rock band (The Headshakers), the Percussions de Strasbourg, the choral ensemble Les Métaboles and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg. Léo Warynski is the music director and Antoine Gindt the stage director. A totally over-the-top project, well matched to Zappa’s outrageousness.

Dans la presse...

"a beautiful vocal and scenic commitment"

Concertclassic.com - Jean-Guillaume Lebrun
 - 200 Motels de Zappa
03/10/2018

"impeccable vocal performance"

Olyrix - Cécile Côte
 - 200 Motels de Zappa
01/10/2018

"The singers are exemplary"

Libération - Guillaume Tion
 - 200 Motels de Zappa
27/09/2018

"On the desk, Leo Warynski managed his (large) world with flexibility"

DNA - Hervé Lévy
 - 200 Motels de Zappa
22/09/2018

"This new version of 200 motels is a great success"

Muzik.fr - Frédéric Goaty
 - 200 Motels de Zappa
22/09/2018

"A delighted audience that has not spared its applause"

La Fleur du dimanche
 - 200 Motels de Zappa
19/09/2018
2018

September

Sunday September 30th 2018 200 Motels - The suitesPhilharmonie de Paris
16h30

Transposition for the stage of 200 Motels, a hallucinatory film by Frank Zappa recording the life of a rock band on tour, 200 Motels - The Suites is an impressive musical/theatrical fresco, premiered in France.

Les Métaboles (20 singers)
Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg
Les Percussions de Strasbourg
The Headshakers
Léo Warynski, musical direction

 

Friday September 21st 2018 200 Motels - The suitesFestival Musica - Zénith de Strasbourg
20h30

Transposition for the stage of 200 Motels, a hallucinatory film by Frank Zappa recording the life of a rock band on tour, 200 Motels - The Suites is an impressive musical/theatrical fresco, premiered in France.

Les Métaboles (20 singers)
Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg
Les Percussions de Strasbourg
The Headshakers
Léo Warynski, musical direction