La Tempête fr

Stabat Mater

A rare gem of the baroque repertoire, Domenico Scarlatti’s Stabat Mater has never been staged up to this day. La Phenomena and La Tempête join forces to explore this extraordinary composition for ten voices through a form of musical theatre.  The scene of the mother facing the cross becomes the starting point for a wild venture: Maëlle Dequiedt takes us on an iconoclastic and transgressive journey through the centuries.  Bringing together on stage four actors and ten singers-instrumentalists, she digs into the strata laid down by the time to reveal the theatrical power of the work.  Simon-Pierre Bestion freely adapted Scarlatti’s score in order to release the energies contained in the music.  Combining instruments of very different origins and periods, makes this Stabat Mater a sensory and sensitive experience. 

Maëlle Dequiedt
Stage direction

Simon-Pierre Bestion
Musical direction

Simon Hatab

Heidi Folliet
Set design

Solène Fourt

Auréliane Pazzaglia
Light design 

Olga Dukhovnaya

Jori Desq
General / Stage manager

Mateo Esnault

Clara Chabalier
Assistant stage

Salomé Vandendriessche
Costumes assistant

Youssouf Abi-Ayad, Emilie Incerti Formentini, Frédéric Leidgens, Maud Pougeoise

Annabelle Bayet : soprano / Guy-Loup Boisneau : tenor, actor and percussion / Jean-Christophe Brizard : bass and accordion / Myriam Jarmache : mezzo-soprano, actress and dancer / Lia Naviliat-Cuncic : soprano, flute and charengo / Matteo Pastorino : clarinet et clarinet bass / René Ramos-Premier : baryton and piano / Hélène Richaud : mezzo-soprano and cello / Abel Rohrbach : bugle and tuba / Vivien Simon : tenor, flutes and piano

Production Centre International de Créations Théâtrales / Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord, Compagnie La Phenomena & Compagnie vocale et instrumentale La Tempête
Associated production Antipol (Théâtre d’Orléans / Scène nationale ; Le Manège, Scène nationale de Maubeuge ; Fondazione I Teatri, Reggio ; Les Halles de Schaerbeek)
Coproduction Opéra de Lille ; Opéra de Reims ; Le Quartz, Scène nationale et Congrès de Brest ; Théâtre de Caen ; MCA - Maison de
la Culture d’Amiens ; Cercle des partenaires
Set construction Opéra de Reims
Costumes Théâtre National de Strasbourg