ROYAL PALACE / IL TABARRO
Extraordinary Royal Palace/ Il Tabarro at Montpellier opera house
“Marie-Eve Signeyrole’s staging gives a radical reinterpretation of a masterpiece mostly unknown to the general audience.
You only need to let yourself be carried away, and admire the way Marie-Eve Signeyrole dresses up instrumental interludes. For there are indeed an impressive amount of innovations here. We could even see in the booklet’s mountain lake here turned into an unrelenting ocean a process of enlargement at play in the whole show : Marie-Eve Signeyrole thinks big and stretches the limits of a somewhat minor work. With a constant vitality, the set pictures an almost Becket-like portrait in which all the characters vainly struggle with themselves in an atmosphere at once tragic and comical. We can only be charmed by the wide imagination of what we witness on stage… With the final tragic denouement Marie-Eve Signeyrole delivers a masterstroke : the set becomes covered with blood, giving an almost cinematographic intensity to the murder. A great paradox, since this gore ending (we can still hear the steps of the boots, splashing about a scarlet pond…) has been made with no video support.”
Opera Online – Laurent Villarem
From dream to reality – An incandescent weaving between Weill and Puccini
“ The last production of Montpellier’s season, a coupling of two widely unalike tiny operas works wonders thanks to the director’s imagination, Marie-Eve Signeyrole, who manages to wrap up this whole work with consistency… successfully resorting to cinema, video and danse… A genuine alchemy where intelligence rivals with imagination.”
Classica – Michel Le Nour