Seven Stones - Aix-en-Provence Festival (2018) - Seven Stones - Festival Aix-en-Provence (2018)

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General Information

  • Production title:Seven Stones - Festival Aix-en-Provence (2018)
  • Creation date:07/07/2018
  • Work - Composer:Seven Stones - Ondřej Adámek
  • Opera house:Théâtre du Jeu de Paume


World creation.

Following a significant decrease in the event's subsidies, the creation of this work originally planned for 2016 has been postponed this year.

A mineralogist-collector who has got lost down a snowy lane remembers: many years earlier, he had gone in search of the first stone – the one that was almost used to stone to death the adulterous woman who was saved by Christ. During this seven-year long journey that takes him from Buenos Aires to Paris and from Japan to Iceland, the collector discovered many other stones... And the end of his journey leads to the conclusion of his quest – and to tragedy. Presenting this chamber fresco in the elegant red velvet atmosphere of the Jeu de Paume Theatre, Icelandic poet Sjón and Czech composer Ondřej Adámek tell a universal story that has the grace of our dreams and the force of our nightmares. Giving life to the shimmering precious stones of the opera in English are the voices of twelve choral singers from accentus and four soloists, who will be playing a number of surprising instruments and objects, some specially invented for this original, accessible and fascinating new production.

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


July 07, 2018 17:00:00

July 08, 2018 17:00:00

July 10, 2018 19:00:00

July 12, 2018 19:00:00

July 15, 2018 17:00:00

July 17, 2018 19:00:00


Eric Oberdorff

Ondřej Adámek

Léo Warynski

Nicolas Simeha

Landy Andriamboavonjy

Shigeko Hata

Shigeko Hata

Anne Emmanuelle Davy

Anne Emmanuelle Davy

Shigeko Hata

Shigeko Hata

Work's characters list




Stone Collector

Stone Collector’s Wife




Story-Teller 1

Story-Teller 2

Story-Teller 2