SeX’Y – Opéra de Paris


Academy Opéra de Paris

Amphithéâtre Bastille from 24 to 25 january 2018

Musical theater –  Time 2h

Conception, libretto, stage Marie-Eve Signeyrole
Music by Dear Criminals


Dramaturgy Simon Hatab
Assistant stage director Caroline
Set design Fabien Teigne
Choreography Martin Grandperret
Costume designer Noémie Reymond
Light designer Philippe Berthomé
Vidéo Baptiste Klein  & Marie-Eve Signeyrole

Chorus Master Morgan Jourdain

Assistant Chorus master and pianist Yoan Héreau

Sound Alexandre Chaigne


The Y generation take their name from the shape formed by their headphone cables on their torsos. What can it tell us about sexuality? Between 1860 and 1960, sexual revolutions aimed to liberate pleasure. Today, it falls to the Y generation to find its way in a world whose contours are still blurred, where opportunities for meeting people have multiplied, dance halls have been replaced by on-line chatting, gender identities are increasingly porous and people readily commit to a relationship whilst still seeking individual fulfilment. It is in this bewildering world, without a handbook, that this generation must learn to build their lives.

After a year of workshops, non-professional performers aged between 20 and 30 are ready to embark on a shared experience on stage: to confront and accept the gaze and proximity of others; to leave connected worlds behind temporarily in order to reconnect with their own bodies and the bodies of others. Within their sombre and nostalgic electronic universe, the Canadian group Dear Criminals have integrated arias from the Baroque repertoire, fruits of an era whose links with our own seem obvious because of the importance it accords to imagination and its way of conducting a romance at a distance, of questioning genres…

Crédits photos : © J’Adore Ce Que Vous Faites / © Noe Téboul