ÉPITAPHE POUR CARMEN
ET SON ASSASSIN

A lyrical fantasy by France Ducasse

Dates:
July 30 and August 1 at 7:30 p.m.
August 3 at 2 p.m.
Location:
Théâtre Périscope
Running time:
Prices:
General Admission
Regular $40
16 and under $20
30% discount with Festicarte

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A Festival d'opéra de Québec production

A lyrical fantasy by France Ducasse

Music: Jean-François Mailloux

Booklet: Jean-Philippe Lavoie

Inspired by Georges Bizet’s opera Carmen, Quebec writer France Ducasse’s Épitaphe pour Carmen et son assassin is a sequel to the famous opera, in the form of a long, intimate monologue delivered by actress Marie-Ginette Guay, giving voice to the complex, moving figure of Don José’s mother.

The mother, grieving and alone while her son is imprisoned awaiting execution, reflects on her son’s deleterious love affair with Carmen, but also on a mother’s sometimes excessive love for her child. Tormented by the memory of this cursed Carmen, she is haunted by his song throughout her introspective journey from anger to love.

The skillful blending of France Ducasse’s dramatic text with Carmen’s well-known arias, performed by Rose Naggar-Tremblay, offers audiences a new reading of Bizet’s opera from a profoundly human and feminist angle.

This multidisciplinary work is directed by Jean-Sébastien Ouellette, with piano accompaniment by Marie-Hélène Greffard.

Project Masters

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Mise en scène

Jean-Sébastien Ouellette

DIRECTOR Jean-Sébastien Ouellette

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: Antoine Gagnon

SET DESIGN: Jeanne Huguenin

COSTUMES: Émily Wahlman

LIGHTING AND VIDEO: Émile Beauchemin

Distribution

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LA MÈRE

Marie-Ginette Guay

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CARMEN

Rose Naggar-Tremblay

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PIANISTE

Marie-Hélène Greffard

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