Yves Beaunesne is a regular at the Grand Theatre, and many will remember his Lorenzaccio, The Wild Duck, or last season, his unexpected and so convincing Romeo and Juliet bilingual. This time, another great playwright Paul Claudel and his first play to be performed in 1912, The Announcement to Mary.
Initially there as a domestic drama about the rivalry of two sisters: father, Anne Vercors, supports the eldest, Violaine; mother, younger sister Mara. The youngest to the eldest took her fiancé, Jacques Hurry. But it happens that the elder, despite the decline due to leprosy caused by the kiss pierre, assisting her sister, and this is where it all begins... Yves Beaunesne chose to wear the the third stage version of the work: Violaine, becoming cooler becomes more human. Claudel sought the irruption of the divine in the human.
When Paul Claudel wrote The Announcement to Mary, he has the intuition of an "opera lyrics" and it's reality drama. It is the comparison between a raw, earthy poetry and lyricism presence marked by the mystical and carnal passion.
It is for this reason that Yves Beaunesne asked the composer Camille Stony create a partition that dialogue with stakeholders and suggests a material that is like a resonance field for the text. The result: a true proposition of musical theater in all its lyrical richness. The musicians are on the shelf without being in direct interaction with the actors; it is working on sound masses, sometimes transformed with effects set echo repeats, reverb, stretching, sound effects, interference.