The sleeping thousand - Aix-en-Provence Festival (2019) - Les Mille endormis - Festival d'Aix-en-Provence (2019)

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General Information

  • Production title:Les Mille endormis - Festival d'Aix-en-Provence (2019)
  • Creation date:06/07/2019
  • Work - Composer:Les Mille endormis/The Sleeping Thousand - Adam Maor
  • Opera house:Théâtre du Jeu de Paume


World Premiere.

"Thousands of administrative detainees go on a hunger strike. The Prime Minister decides to plunge them into a sleep that would divert international attention, but now thousands of Palestinian sleepers are causing insomnia to the Israeli people. So, they have to send an emissary in the world of dreams ... Through their dreamlike parable, their tale between gravity and lightness, the composer Adam Maor and the playwright Yonatan Levy, both Israeli, speak of a torn country, a multicultural society that her leaders are no longer seen as an organic whole, but as an irreconcilable mosaic. Their colorful opera, alternately fantasizing and dreamy, created at the Aix Festival before an international tour, comes from a certainty : there is no other homeland than the space between one soul and another. "

More information is available on the official website of the festival.


July 06, 2019 17:00:00

July 08, 2019 20:00:00

July 10, 2019 20:00:00

July 12, 2019 20:00:00

July 14, 2019 20:00:00


Yonatan Levy

Elena Schwarz

Gan-ya Ben-gur Akselrod

David Salsbery Fry

Benjamin Alunni

Benjamin Alunni

Benjamin Alunni

Benjamin Alunni

Work's characters list



Nurit (assistant du Premier Ministre)

S, le chef des services secrets

Une voix du monde

Ministre de l'Agriculture