Setting up as of the 2020-2021 season, the Opéra national de Lorraine implements the NOX (Nancy Opera Xperience), a laboratory for lyric creation.
Its aim is to rethink the way an opera is produced by inviting artists to work during a long period, in an informal dialogue, elaborating a production in close association with the region.
For its first edition, the Opéra national de Lorraine brings together international artists invited to express their vision of Nancy.
Are you in love? is the indiscreet question we asked the people of Nancy from the summer of 2019 to the winter of 2020. Their anonymous stories have been recorded, set to music and reinterpreted by four soloists. The lyrics have not been rewritten or altered: they are rendered in their raw state, true to their original documented recordings.
12 shorts films have been shot on 12 locations around Nancy to reproduce these 12 love stories.
We invite you to discover these scenes on this interactive map or by walking around Nancy and flashing QR codes displayed at the shooting locations.
While the health crisis has dispossessed us of public space, we wish to offer you these scenes of love life, the opera of a city, composed of these anonymous stories.
Every story is a melody, every melody is a story.Paul Brody
Êtes-vous amoureux ? opéra interview
Nancy Opera Xperience #1
Online launch on 25 March
Music Paul Brody
Texts Chloé Kobuta, based on interviews of inhabitants of Nancy conducted in collaboration with Alexandra Levinger
Conductor Jonathan Stockhammer
Orchestra and Chorus of Lorraine National Opera
Choirmaster Guillaume Fauchère
Concept Kevin Barz & Paul Brody
Director and video Kevin Barz
Scenography Lisa Navarro
Costumes Pauline Kieffer
Lighting Henning Streck
Director of Photography Johannes Wagner
Assistant director Ester Pieri
With Guillaume Andrieux, Lionel Peintre, Pauline Sikirdji, Léa Trommenschlager
Sound recorded by Little Tribeca
With the complicity of the City of Nancy, the Metropole of Greater Nancy, the City of Vandœuvre‑lès‑Nancy, the City of Villers‑lès‑Nancy, the City of Saint‑Max, the City of Laxou, the Stan network, the Ensemble Poirel, the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nancy, the Cinéma Royal, the Alfred Nakache swimming pool, the supermarket Auchan La Sapinière, the Le Grand Sérieux brewery and the Bowling Alley at Les Nations.