N°20 | BENJAMIN, LAST NIGHT
BENJAMIN, LAST NIGHT
Benjamin, last night tells a story of solitude, of a refugee chased by the Nazis.

The action takes place in 1940; Benjamin has just arrived in Portbou, a Catalonian village close to the French border. He has finally followed his friends’ advice and fled the country. In his miserable hotel room, he relives his life in a range of flashbacks about his pathway, meetings and regrets… Despair overruns him as he discovers that a law could send him back to France. He kills himself. The law will never be applied.

Once again, the Opera of Lyon partners with two French-speeking intellectuals: the philosoph Regis Debray, and the chef and componer Michel Tabachnik. They here work together to evoke the personality of a fascinating, but contested man.

 

Friday March 18th

 

Opéra de Lyon - Lyon

TUE. 15TH, FRI. 18TH, SAT. 19TH,TUE. 22ND, THU. 24TH & SAT. 26TH

Opera
Friday March 18th
8 PM
MICHEL TABACHNIK
BENJAMIN, LAST NIGHT

Music : M. Tabachnik
Libretto  : R. Debray
Orchestre et Chœurs de l’Opéra de Lyon, conductor B. Kontarsky

Soloists :
Jean-Noël Briend
Michaela Kustekova
Michaela Selinger
Charles Rice
Scott Wilde
Jeff Martin
Gilles Ragon
Karoly Szemeredy

With French, English, and German subtitles.

World premiere, commissioned by the Lyon Opera.
As part of the Biennale Musiques en scène 2016

Ticket Prices : From 14 to 64 €

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