The second milling RABBI, opera composed, directed and conducted by Normand Gasnier will be presented on 20 and 21 May This production that involves 25 musicians, singers and soloists will be on display at the Hall-Thérèse plant in Dolbeau-Mistassini, then the Juvenat Desbiens, from 20h.
This will be his last appearance in the region, since the next versions will be created in Montreal. “Given the size of the local market, it would be bold to return for a third time. I will do something here, but it will be a new work, “said Normand Gasnier during an interview with the Daily.
RABBI evokes the life of Jesus from the perspective of the Passion. We see at the time of his arrest, and then throughout the drama that will lead to his crucifixion and resurrection. It is a new interpreter, bass-baritone Alexander Dufour, bringing the character on his shoulders.
“It’s not an obvious role, especially in the tragic moments, but it was great,” marvels Normand Gasnier. The youth share the stage with two veterans of the 2015, which was deployed to the room La Tourelle of Alma College. This is Liliane Racine (Mary Magdalene) and Eric Audet (Peter and Caiaphas).
The spectacle of the craftsmen are working on the new version since the fall. During rehearsals held in the Saint-Joseph d’Alma, they added two scenes while relying memory gestures and words assimilated it a year ago.
“Since most of the performers are back, I feel more mature in their game. They are amateurs, but we do RABBI by adopting a professional approach,” comments Normand Gasnier, who located his compositions in the wake of the music movies marrying a traditional invoice.
“It’s melodic and harmonic, but at the same time, there is a modern side, says the father of Rabbi. The pieces are performed by five young people from the Saguenay Conservatory of Music, the cellist Marie-Pier Gagnon-Simard, who participated in the virtuoso show. ”
Noting that the representation of Desbiens aims to support the Juvénat, he does not believe that the fact that is far from the feast of Easter blunts the power of attraction of the show. “It would have been too early with respect to the rehearsals. Anyway, we present Jesus Christ Superstar all year, “stated Normand Gasnier.
Tickets are sold at a cost of $ 25 and reservations can be reached at [email protected] Concerning the representation of Dolbeau-Mistassini, you can call the number 418 239-1266, while in Desbiens, there are tickets to the town hall, and the Post Office.