Creation
Concert

Les mille endormis

July 6 through July 14,
5 p.m.
Festival d'Art Lyrique d'Aix en Provence
Théâtre du jeu de Paume

A thousand administrative detainees are on a hunger strike. The Prime Minister of Israel decides to send them in toa deep sleep to divert the world’s attention. But the thousand sleepers give the Israeli people insomnia. As a consequence, it is urgent to send an emissary to the dream world… Via a dreamlike parable, the composer Adam Maor and the playwright Yonatan Levy, both Israeli, talk about a country torn in two, a multicultural society that its leaders imagine only like a irreconcilable mosaic. Their opera, premiering at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence before an international tour, is  imbued with a certitude: there is no country but the space between two souls.

LES MILLE ENDORMIS Premiere 2019
Commissioned by the festival d'Aix-en-Provence and the théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg 

Adam Maor music 
Yonatan Levy libretto & stage design mise en scène 
United Instruments of Lucilin
Elena Schwarz musical direction 
Julien Brun stage design
Anouk Schiltz costumes 
Omer Shizaf lighting design  
Amir Farjoun dramaturgy 
Augustin Muller IRCAM computer music design

Nouvelle production du festival d’Aix-en-Provence. En coproduction avec l’Ircam-Centre Pompidou, Les Théâtres de la ville de Luxembourg, Helsinki Festival, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (Lisbonne), Théâtre royal de la Monnaie / De Munt (Bruxelles), Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel. Avec le soutien de ENOA et le programme Europe Créative de l’Union européenne.
  • Les Mille Endormis d’Adam Maor, création mondiale – livret et mise en scène Yonatan Levy  Festival d’Aix-en-Provence 2019 © Patrick Berger
    Les Mille Endormis d’Adam Maor, création mondiale – livret et mise en scène Yonatan Levy Festival d’Aix-en-Provence 2019 © Patrick Berger
  • Adam Maor  © DR
    Adam Maor © DR
  • Elena Schwarz  © DR
    Elena Schwarz © DR
  • United Instruments of Lucilin  © Léa Giordano
    United Instruments of Lucilin © Léa Giordano