Monster in The Maze

UnknownMonster in the Maze

– The Aix-en-Provence Festival –  July 2015 –

Composed by Jonathan Dove written by Alasdair Middleton

Recorded by ARTE Concert on 9 July 2015 at the Grand Théâtre de Provence, Aix-en-Provence


 Conductor Sir Simon Rattle • Stage director Marie-Eve Signeyrole  • Set designer Fabien Teigné • lighting Philippe Berthomé • French adaptation by Alain Perroux

Cast and credits

Damien Bigourdan Theseus
Lucie Roche Mother
Damien Pass Dedalus
Miloud Khétib Minos
Chorus of children, teenagers and adults
Simon Halsey choral director
Orchestre des Jeunes de la Méditerranée
London Symphony Orchestra



The London Symphony Orchestra (LSO), the Berliner Philharmoniker and the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence have co-commissioned composer Jonathan Dove to write an opera scored for professional musicians with 300 amateur singers (children and adults) and young pre-professional instrumentalists drawn from our local communities.

The idea for the co-commission was led by Sir Simon Rattle and Simon Halsey and the project is designed to celebrate the arts organisation’s relationship with its community.

The 8th and 9th july 2015  (Grand Théâtre de Provence)


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