ALIADOS, A Real Time Opera

ALIADOS, A Real Time Opera

The central scene originated in an image from the TV news: Margaret Thatcher's visit to Augusto Pinochet in 1999 in an apartment in London during the pre-trial detention of the old dictator accused of a crime against humanity. The relationship between the two of them goes back to there alliance during the Malouines war in 1982 that followed the occupation of those islands by Argentinian military who had made disappear thirty thousand people in that murderous conflict.

The show deploys itself around the gathering of those former allies. While Pinochet is on the edge of madness, Thatcher is losing memory and their dialogue is pregnant with those mental damages. The banality of their conversation around a cup of tea still reveals what brought those two figures of the "conservative revolution" together: the fight against communism, weapon, money... Pinochet accompanied by a young officer, Thatcher by a nurse, helping and assisting them during the whole meeting. Those characters have an ambiguous role, with a certain amount of sadism. As the only way for Pinochet to avoid the international justice is to plead senile dementia, the officer has for secret mission to convince him that he is crazy. On the other hand, Thatcher's nurse is trying to get her out of her amnesia by reminding her of the painful events of her life, like the anger of the miners she had evicted.

Apart from this Quatuor, a virtual hero, an anonymous soldier on an Argentinian warship is dreaming about becoming a deserter. His thoughts are expressed by the chant, on the video screen and through the mudulated sound of his voice, recorded in real-time and broadcast till it interferes with the official discourse.

Program

Sebastian Rivas ALIADOS, A Real Time Opera (2013)

Music Sebastian Rivas
Libreto Esteban Buch
Stage direction Antoine Gindt

Cast

Live video direction Philippe Béziat
Musical direction Léo Warynski

Ensemble Multilatérale

2013

June

June 14th 2013ALIADOS, A Real Time OperaGennevilliers - T2G
 
June 15th 2013ALIADOS, A Real Time OperaGennevilliers - T2G
 
June 16th 2013ALIADOS, A Real Time OperaGennevilliers - T2G
 
June 17th 2013ALIADOS, A Real Time OperaGennevilliers - T2G
 
Jue 18th 2013ALIADOS, A Real Time OperaGennevilliers - T2G
 
June 19th 2013ALIADOS, A Real Time OperaGennevilliers - T2G
 

October

October 4th 2013ALIADOS, A Real Time OperaFestival Musica - Strasbourg
 
october 5th 2013ALIADOS, A Real Time OperaFestival Musica - Strasbourg
 
October 11th 2013ALIADOS, A Real Time OperaRomaeuropa - Teatro Palladium
 
2014

January

January 31st 2014ALIADOS, A Real Time OperaSaint-Quentin-en-Yvelines - Théâtre
 
2015

March

March 5th & 6th 2015ALIADOS, A Real Time OperaCaen - Théâtre
 
March 6th 2015ALIADOS, A Real Time OperaCaen - Théâtre
 
March 14th 2015ALIADOS, A Real Time OperaNancy - Opéra national de Lorraine
 
March 15th 2015ALIADOS, A Real Time OperaNancy - Opéra national de Lorraine
 
March 16th 2015ALIADOS, A Real Time OperaNancy - Opéra national de Lorraine
 
March 17th 2015ALIADOS, A Real Time OperaNancy - Opéra national de Lorraine
 
March 18th 2015ALIADOS, A Real Time OperaNancy - Opéra national de Lorraine
 
March 25th 2015ALIADOS, A Real Time OperaNîmes - Théâtre
 

April

From March 13th to 18th 2015ALIADOS, A Real Time OperaNancy - Opéra national de Lorraine
 
2018

October

October 6th 2018ALIADOS, Un opéra du temps réelBiennale de Venise