• Thursday, February 28, 2013
    8:00 pm
  • Friday, March 1, 2013
    8:00 pm
  • Saturday, March 2, 2013
    8:00 pm

Ghislaine Deschambault and Jean Maheux perform L’Enfant des glaces by Zack Settel.

L’Enfant des glaces (2000) — electr’opera (music by Zack Settel, conception & staging by Pauline Vaillancourt)

François Roupinian, lighting; Yves labelle, video

A child victim of an Incan sacrifice ritual frozen in the ice for 500 years: the inspiration for Pauline Vaillancourt’s impressively metaphoric “Életr’opéra”, based on duality and the passage of time. Lauded by critics, L’Enfant des glaces features two singers performing short poems in five languages. This becomes the raw material for an electroacoustic music piece. Supported by creative scenography and a video projected on a water screen, the voices are manipulated and transformed electronically, resulting in a simultaneous whirlwind of sound and drama. In essence, an awe-inspiring fresco that’s both timeless and current.



Production Chants libres in partership with Hexagram UQAM & Le Vivier, copresentation Montréal en lumière & MNM