At least that's what he thought.

All this was actually a mirage...

Pissed statues ! Musical performance, National Orchestra Montpellier-Occitanie - March 2020

Pissed statuary

Pissed statues is a singing performance (around 1h15) for three performers surrounded by the audience in a acoustic and bright changing space.

Winning project of the contest "Reinvent the Opera" organized by ROF ( French Operas Organization) in June 2018.
Link : http://www.classicagenda.fr/6-projets-reinventer-opera/

This project received support of the Lyric Creation Fund from the SACD.

Produced by the Opéra-Orchestre National Montpellier-Occitanie.

World premiere on 27, 28 & 29 March 2020 on the stage of Opéra Comédie.
Link : https://www.opera-orchestre-montpellier.fr/evenement/statuaire-venere

With the support of Césaré, National Place for musical creation in Reims and La Cité de la Voix, dedicated place for the vocal art in Vezelay.


Synopsis

Three statues, cheap copies of the Three Graces, were forgotten years ago on a roundabout near an Ikea. Encircled and hidden by plants that partially cover them, they talk to each other. They evoke the difficulty of staying static, they regret nobody cares about them, complain about the length of the days and the coldness of the marble.
They are sisters because they share the same pedestal, the same story and the same disillusions. They were promised that they would enter the museum, but obviously no one remembers it. They don’t intend to let themselves go.


Team

Lorraine Ouvrieu (performer)
Fanny Chatelain (performer)
Justine Langlois (performer)
Guilhem Fabre (pianist)

Writing and staging: Gabriel Desplanque
Musical composition: Shu-Yin Kuo & Jérôme Petit
Staging collaboration: Lisa Hours
Sound spatialization: Jérôme Petit
Light: Mathieu Cabanes

Set Design: Véronique Lorne
Wigs: Véronique Lorne et Juliette Bailly
Costumes: Elodie Sellier
Painting and patina: Véronique Lorne