By Nicolas Le Riche
SATURDAY 5 MARCH and SUNDAY 6 MARCH (Additional screenings at select cinemas)
Running time: Five acts, approximately 1 hour and 25 minutes
Performed by l’Opéra national de Paris
Choreography: Nicolas Le Riche (Opéra national de Paris, 2005) Performers: Les Étoiles, the Premiers Danseurs and and the Corps de Ballet de l’Opéra national de Paris Music: Antonio Vivaldi (The Four Seasons), electro-acoustic creation by Louis Dandrel. Performed by Orchestre ed l’Opéra national de Paris, with violin solo by the conductor Frédéric Laroque Set design: Daniel Jeanneteau Video design: Raymonde Couvreu Costumes: Olivier Bériot Lighting: Dominique Bruguière Dramaturgy: Guillaume Gallienne
Drawing his inspiration from the story of the Roman emperor who, in the collective imagination, embodies a man in the grips of megalomania, Nicolas Le Riche overturns clichés to embark upon an intimate exploration of a richer, more complex personality.