A memorable evening for the Opéra ON youths and the Club Campra patrons
On 19 January, the stage of the Théâtre de l’Archevêché played host to an exceptional meeting with one of the leading personalities of the Festival d’Aix 2016: Christophe Honoré. This “opera-aperitif” was a great taster for Così fan tutte, which he will be staging next summer.
His first visit to the Festival d’Aix and his first Mozart production: for Christophe Honoré, this Così fan tutte will have a real “first-time freshness”, echoing both the central theme of the opera – the awakening of desire – and the elective affinities of this multi-faceted artist. “I like to focus on a trembling, a wavering, rather than on mastering a situation. This approach, which is not unlike the way a teenager operates, is to be found throughout my work whether in the opera, the theatre or the cinema ...”. Before an audience of around one hundred people who had gathered for the occasion, the director explained his vision for Così, which he will transpose to colonial Eritrea under Mussolini so that it becomes a place where we can ponder our relationship with the other – the stranger.