Inspired by an excerpt from the novel by Réjean Ducharme, L’Océantume is a titanic work in the form of a lyric monodrama. Quebec composer Luc Marcel truly sets his music to the writer’s words with a sense of the immoderate that challenges the notions of playability, demanding an excess of virtuosity and a level of control that marks this event as unique. The musical translation of this literary work provides every word, sentence and expression with a rhythmic and melodic interpretation. An equally inescapable experience for both music and art afficionados!

Jacinthe Thibault, soprano
Louise-Andrée Baril, piano

Co-production SMCQ / Quasar

Pre-concert event: From literature to music

Gather at 2;00pm in the concert hall for a round-table discussion of L’Océantume, animated by Stéphane Lépine with the composer, the performers and other guests. Free admission.

Théâtre Rouge — Conservatoire

4750, avenue Henri-Julien
Montreal QC