Seven Stones - Festival d'Aix-en-Provence (2016) - Seven Stones - Festival d'Aix-en-Provence (2016)


General Information

  • Production title:Seven Stones - Festival d'Aix-en-Provence (2016)
  • Creation date:02/07/2016
  • Work - Composer:Seven Stones - Ondřej Adámek
  • Opera house:Théâtre du Jeu de Paume


World premiere
Commissioned by the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence

New production

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 Sjòn 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 and four soloists, who will be playing a number of surprising instruments and objects, some specially invented for this original, accessible and fascinating production.​

More information is available on the opera house's official website.

Production reported in 2018.


July 02, 2016 17:00:00

July 03, 2016 20:00:00

July 05, 2016 20:00:00

July 09, 2016 17:00:00

July 10, 2016 20:00:00

July 14, 2016 17:00:00


Eric Oberdorff

Nicolas Simcha

Landy Andriamboavonjy

Shigeko Hata

Anne Emmanuelle Davy

Anne Emmanuelle Davy

Shigeko Hata

Work's characters list


Stone Collector

Stone Collector’s Wife



Story-Teller 1

Story-Teller 2