Vertiges II



Music by Jean-Pierre Drouet – text by Patrick Kermann and Christine Dormoy for the libretto’s adaptation


Dramaturgy and staging Christine Dormoy - Musical direction Pierre Roullier

Stage design Philippe Marioge - Lights Dominique Mabileau

Costumes Cidalia Da Costa – Make up and headgears   Sophie Niesseron

Singing direction   Bruno Schweyer – stage managing Dominique Carpentier,

Lights control Marie-Hélène Pinon – opera stage managing Marc Rodriguez

Making of costumes and scenery Ateliers de l'Opéra de Bordeaux



Isabel Soccoja , mezzo-soprano, pianist - Marc Depond , actor, percussionnist - Géraldine Keller , soprano, flutist - Denise Laborde , soprano, mandolinist - Chris Martineau , soprano, violist  - Katy Deville ,  actress - Sevan Manoukian, soprano - Myriam Boucris, mezzo - Thierry Cantéro , tenor - Laurent Bourdeaux , bass-baritone. And musiciens from the ensemble 2e2M Benoît Savin , clarinet - Catherine Jacquet , violin - Tanguy Menez , double bass - Bruno Schweyer , synthesizer.



Ten years ago, from the collaboration between a company of creation and an opera house, the opera Vertiges came to life. The writing commission to a composer and a poet suggested an original creation process in which the character, coming from the clown, would exist before the clever music and in which the libretto would be able to bring together, thanks to a work on language, very distinct artistic families: those from the classical opera, from the musical theatre and from the contemporary theatre…


« Watch out Vertiges (Vertigo ndlt) ! Loss of balance between opera and theatre, reason and madness, oration and clowning » Télérama 2001


« A genuinely new form- and not only renewed- of musical theatre might come to life. Actually, Le Grain already brought it to its climax as showed the total work of art Vertiges II (…) the group of tumblers gives its best moments with its harlequin doll- a living puppet which lean on makeshift crutches. The singing violinist sums up the philosophy of the all: We are not much. »Die Welt, 2006


Collaboration a creation Compagnie Le Grain - Opéra National de Bordeaux.

2004/2007 Le Grain, Grand Théâtre de Reims, Grand Théâtre de Limoges, CDN de l'Union, Festival Les Francophonies de Limoges, Ensemble 2e2m et Studio Césaré.

2001 Le Grain, Opéra National de Bordeaux, Ars Nova, Scène Nationale Poitiers, Théâtre d'Oullins.