Grand Opera Avignon Festival Cassandre Fanny Ardant Seth Tillett

Troy raped. Broken (invaginated) wall, red curtain, red carpet, blood

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Cassandre

Music and Libretto Michael Jarrell

Grand Opera d'Avignon

69th Festival d'Avignon 

7/2015

La Comédie de Genève

9/2015


Starring Fanny Ardant


From a text by Christa Wolf

Direction Hervé Loichemol

with Namascae Lemanic Modern Ensemble

Musical Direction Jean Deroyer

Stage/LighSeth Tillett

Costume Nicole Rauscher


Cassandra recalls her youth in Troy, her love of Aeneas, her trials as a seer and the curse of Apollo, and the senseless squabbling that led to the fall of her city, all in her final moments before Agamemnon’s gate, and her certain death at the hands of Clytemnestra.

Comédie de Genève Cassandre Fanny Ardant stage/light design Seth Tillett

Cassandra, Fanny, Christa Wolf, Erich Honeker, the people's flag

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Comédie de Genève Cassandre Fanny Ardant stage/light design Seth Tillett

fall of the wall, hymen, drapeau

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Comédie de Genève Cassandre Fanny Ardant stage/light design Seth Tillett
Comédie de Genève Cassandre Fanny Ardant stage/light design Seth Tillett

I will be a priestess at any cost!

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Comédie de Genève Cassandre Fanny Ardant stage/light design Seth Tillett

elevated orchestra in indigo. Trojan sentries, Greek sailors

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Comédie de Genève Cassandre Fanny Ardant stage/light design Seth Tillett

the inner wall

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Comédie de Genève Cassandre Fanny Ardant Seth Tillett

catastrophic table conversation. Paris at dit.. 

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Comédie de Genève Cassandre Fanny Ardant stage/light design Seth Tillett

Malheur! Malheur!

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Comédie de Genève Cassandre Fanny Ardant stage/light design Seth Tillett

If Apollo spits in your mouth you will have the gift of prophecy.

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Comédie de Genève Cassandre Fanny Ardant stage/light design Seth Tillett

but no-one will listen to you

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Comédie de Genève Cassandre Fanny Ardant stage/light design Seth Tillett
Comédie de Genève Cassandre Fanny Ardant stage/light design Seth Tillett
Comédie de Genève Cassandre Fanny Ardant stage/light design Seth Tillett

there is no Helen at Troy.. 

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Comédie de Genève Cassandre Fanny Ardant stage/light design Seth Tillett

the ships land

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Comédie de Genève Cassandre Fanny Ardant stage/light design Seth Tillett
Comédie de Genève Cassandre Fanny Ardant stage/light design Seth Tillett

lies behind lies

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Comédie de Genève Cassandre Fanny Ardant stage/light design Seth Tillett

oui. c'était ainsi

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Grand Opera Avignon Festival Cassandre Seth Tillett

Setup at the Grand Opera

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