Le Papillon Noir / opera

Yann Robin, Papillon Noir
(Premiered on May 12th 2018)


Les Métaboles (13 singers)
Ensemble Multilatérale


Yann Robin, music
Yannick Haenel, libretto
Arthur Nauzyciel, spacial installation

Elise Chauvin, actor - singer
gnem, live electronics
Léo Warynski, musical direction

State commission - gmem - Métaboles - Multilatérale with the support of the Fondation Ernst Von Siemens pour la musique
With Fonds de création lyrique and la Copie privée

This opera composed by Yann Robin marks the reunion of the brilliant director Arthur Nauzyciel and the author Yannick Haenel after the Jan Karski performance (mon nom est une fiction). A creation that explores the carnal density of memories and emotions.

Coming home one night, straight after a car accident, a woman feels her memory coming back to the edge of her consciousness and remembers all the fragments that make up what one calls the self: the happy times and the bereavements, the emotions and the memories imbued with eroticism, the dark thoughts, the people close to her, her emotions when faced with art…

Like a stream of consciousness, Papillon Noir is sung in a continuous yet halting breath by the soprano Elise Chauvin. Punctuated by the echoes of the Bardo Thödol, the Tibetan Book of the Dead, Papillon Noir is an operatic monodrama, for voice, instrumental ensemble, choir and electronic devices, that creates a dialogue between music and text, awakening and forgetting, the secular and the sacred.

Dans la presse...

"... great expertise"

Diapason- Pierre Rigaudière
 - Papillon noir
15/05/2018
2018

May

Saturday May 12th 2018 Le Papillon NoirThéâtre de la Criée (Marseille)
8 pm

Coming home one night straight after a car accident, a woman feels her memory coming back to the edge of her consciousness and remembers all the fragments that make up what one calls the self: the happy times and the bereavements, the emotions and the memories imbued with eroticism, the dark thoughts, the people close to her, her emotions when faced with art…

Like a stream of consciousness, Papillon Noir is sung in a continuous yet halting breath by the soprano Elise Chauvin. Punctuated by the echoes of the Bardo Thödol, the Tibetan Book of the Dead, Papillon Noir is an operatic monodrama, for voice, instrumental ensemble, choir and electronic devices, that creates a dialogue between music and text, awakening and forgetting, the secular and the sacred.

Yann Robin, music
Yannick Haenel, libretto
Arthur Nauzyciel, spatial installation

Elise Chauvin, actor - singer
gnem, live electronics
Léo Warynski, musical direction

Friday May 18th 2018 Le Papillon NoirAuditorium du Conservatoire de Gennevilliers
8 pm

Coming home one night straight after a car accident, a woman feels her memory coming back to the edge of her consciousness and remembers all the fragments that make up what one calls the self: the happy times and the bereavements, the emotions and the memories imbued with eroticism, the dark thoughts, the people close to her, her emotions when faced with art…

Like a stream of consciousness, Papillon Noir is sung in a continuous yet halting breath by the soprano Elise Chauvin. Punctuated by the echoes of the Bardo Thödol, the Tibetan Book of the Dead, Papillon Noir is an operatic monodrama, for voice, instrumental ensemble, choir and electronic devices, that creates a dialogue between music and text, awakening and forgetting, the secular and the sacred.

Yann Robin, music
Yannick Haenel, libretto
Arthur Nauzyciel, spatial installation

Elise Chauvin, actor - singer
gnem, live electronics
Léo Warynski, musical direction

2020

March

Saturday, March 21, 2020Canceled - Le Papillon noirThéatre de la Renaissance - Oullins
8:30 pm

Coming home one night straight after a car accident, a woman feels her memory coming back to the edge of her consciousness and remembers all the fragments that make up what one calls the self: the happy times and the bereavements, the emotions and the memories imbued with eroticism, the dark thoughts, the people close to her, her emotions when faced with art…

Like a stream of consciousness, Papillon Noir is sung in a continuous yet halting breath by the soprano Elise Chauvin. Punctuated by the echoes of the Bardo Thödol, the Tibetan Book of the Dead, Papillon Noir is an operatic monodrama, for voice, instrumental ensemble, choir and electronic devices, that creates a dialogue between music and text, awakening and forgetting, the secular and the sacred.

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Yann Robin, music
Yannick Haenel, libretto
Arthur Nauzyciel, spatial installation

Elise Chauvin, singer
gnem, live electronics
Léo Warynski, musical direction

November

Friday, November 13, 2020Le papillon noirLa Scala - Paris

A woman goes home. She gets comfortable, pours herself a drink, prepares to eat. Soon, her speech reveals faults, and from these faults spring images, memories, all those snippets of life which, over the years, have sedimented in her to make her person, her conscience, his "me": happy moments and mourning, dark ideas and moments of enjoyment, eroticism and emotions. From fault to fault, she realizes, and the public with her, that she is in shock : she has just had a car accident ... and we follow her to the brink of death, experiencing of what one could call a "hierophany": that is to say the manifestation of the transcendent in a phenomenon of our cosmos. 

Yann Robin, music
Yannick Haenel, text
Arthur Nauzyciel, staging
Yves Godin, lights creation
Gaspard Yurkievich, costume
Elise Chauvin, actor-singer
Léo Warynski, musical direction
Ensemble Multilatérale
Vocal ensemble les Métaboles