A 50 min. musical tragic comedy in five acts, commissioned by the Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège, for a young audience.
The creation took place on 11, 12 and 20 March 2022, in Liège, Bozar Brussels and Namur.
Central themes: The importance of the other’s gaze in order to build oneself up, rejection, exclusion and its consequences, ambition at all costs, isolation and confinement through lies.
Freely inspired by the work of Mary Shelley
Text and dramaturgy: Camille Voglaire
Musical composition: Stéphane Orlando
Stage direction: Emmanuel Guillaume
Acting: Colin Javaux, Allan Bertin, Emmanuel Guillaume
Scenography and Costumes : Satu Peltoniemi
Musicians : Orchestre Philharmonique de Liège
Conductor: Victor Jacob
LE FROISSEMENT DU BROUILLARD
Julia works as a diviner in a circus. Blind since she was a child, she prepares to go on stage every night. Then begins her ritual of concentration which retraces an extraordinary life, in laughter, in songs, in images and in emotions.
But who is Julia? What is her power and where does it come from?
Who are these strange characters who appear and disappear around her, both strange and familiar?
For this Musical Theatre, no instruments, just voices, those of the actress Mélodie Valemberg supported by O!Boy, an a cappella vocal quartet singing sometimes in the purest tradition of the Barber Shop, sometimes deviating towards polyphonic styles borrowing from the traditional music of Georgia or Sardinia.
Le Froissement du Brouillard is at once an opera, a play, a tale, a comedy and a drama… In short, a show to discover!
Libretto: Lorenzo Caròla
Composition : Stéphane Orlando
Director : Matthieu Collard
Mélodie Valemberg and the Barber Shop Quartet O!Boy, François Lourtie, Leander Moens, Emmanuel Donnet et David Serraz.
Production : Isolat and Les Sons des Cinés
A LA LIGNE (2020)
Factory leaflets by Joseph Ponthus
with Gaël Soudron, director Michel Bernard, assistant director Maïalen Arrano, set design Lionel Couvrant, lights Michel Delvigne, music Stéphane Orlando, recordings Delphine Dupont, a production by Unités/nomade.