27/09/2014 - Strasbourg (France), Festival Musica, Opéra National du Rhin - Paul Gay, Mireille Delunsch, Marie-Ange Todorovitch, Hendrickje Van Kerckhove, Christophe Fel, Julien Behr, Fabrice di Falco, Bruno de Lavenère (stage set), Gabriele Heimann (costumes), Nicolas Descoteaux (stage lights), Orchestre Symphonique de Mulhouse, choeur de l'Opéra National du Rhin, Marcus Bosch (conductor)
co-production Staatsphilharmonie Nürnberg, Opéra National du Rhin à Strasbourg
Kristian Frédric and Florence Doublet after Bernard-Marie Koltès (© Editions de Minuit)
German version by Carolyn Sittig, translation by Simon Werle (© Verlag der Autoren)
The docks of a port city, a derelict hangar: Quai Ouest has a time-less, placeless setting. Almost 30 years after he wrote it, Bernard-Marie Koltès's play has been adapted for the opera. Régis Campo, French composer of nearly 200 works, set the contemporary tragedy to music. ln 30 scenes, it tells the story of a fugitive businessman and his improhable encounter with an immigrants son. The world premiere in Strasbourg is part of the Musica festival.
Air France Magazine nr210, October 2014
Régis Campo was born in Marseilles in 1968 and took composition lessons with Georges Boeuf and Jacques Charpentier before enrolling at the Paris Conservatory, where he continued his studies with Alain Bancquart and Gérard Grisey, finishing with the first prize in composition in 1995. [...]