lyric drama


Jeanne Candel, Florent Hubert, Aram Kebabdjian / creation

Director Jeanne Candel continues her search for a theatre that is inseparable from music and which expresses where the euphoria of the stage.

Somewhere in Latin America lurks the figure of General Tarquin, an emblem of past and present tyrants. A judge is conducting an investigation: where is this criminal now? A dozen actor-musician-singers perform this operatic drama, while the space comes to life with sounds. The score borrows from the Baroque, in particular Handel’s cantata La Lucrezia, and from South American folk traditions. Jeanne Candel collaborates here with the writer Aram Kebabdjian for the libretto, and renews her partnership with the musical director Florent Hubert.

Continue the experience

Saturday, September 28
at the end of the performance, debate organized by the Association of the Freudian Cause



with Florent Baffi, Delphine Cottu, Myrtille Hetzel, Antonin Tri Hoang, Sébastien Innocenti, Léo-Antonin Lutinier, Damien Mongin, Agathe Peyrat, Marie Salvat

directed by Jeanne Candel
music by Florent Hubert
booklet by Aram Kebabdjian
scenography Lisa Navarro
costumes Pauline Kieffer
lights Anne Vaglio

La vie brève Coproduction Nouveau théâtre de Montreuil – CDN, Le Théâtre de Lorient – CDN de Bretagne, La Comédie de Valence – CDN Drôme-Ardèche, Le Théâtre de Caen, Le Grand T– Nantes, Le Théâtre de la Cité – CDN Toulouse-Occitanie Soutien Arcadi