L'enfant des glaces
Composer: Zack Settel
Librettist: Quevedo & de Narval
Other Artistic Personnel: Pauline Vaillancourt (Stage Director/Set Designer)
Johanne Madore (Choreographer)
Yves Labelle (Video Designer)
Caroline Mercier (Costume Designer)
François Roupinian (Lighting)
Jacques-Lee Pelletier (Make-up)
Alain Cadieux (Sculpture Design & Production)
Sylvie Boucher (Mummy & Prosthetic Design & Production)
Original Cast: Pauline Vaillancourt (soprano)
Jean Maheux (Actor)
Premiere Date: September 08, 2000
Producing Company: Chants Libres, Compagnie lyrique de création
Description: After being buried in the freezing cold of the Andes for five centuries, the Ice Child reappears to haunt us…he becomes a ghost for mankind, the voices of women, haunting them into madness. Taking nothing from the lessons of history, time, which can crawl slowly or whirl out of control, greatly affects the lives of the characters as it flows past, carrying them into a frantic race, at once desperate and passionate.

Dizzy from the excitement of the moment, swept into the whirlwind of the future, will they hear the story of the Ice Child, will they be nourished by his song, will they be able to hold back time as it drifts by?...Life fights on and clings to existence, unbelievably and without remorse.
Length: 01:00
Total Acts: 1
Musical Style: Electroacoustic Music
Contact: Chants Libres
Address: Usine C, 1908 Panet, bureau 303
Montreal, QC H2L 3A2 Canada
E-mail Address: creation@chantslibres.org
Phone: 514-841-2642
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From left to right: Jean Maheux
Courtesy of: Chants Libres; Photo credit: Yves Dubé

From left to right: Pauline Vaillancourt, Jean Maheux
Courtesy of: Chants Libres; Photo credit: Yves Dubé

From left to right: Pauline Vaillancourt, Jean Maheux
Courtesy of: Chants Libres; Photo credit: Yves Dubé
The Opera Fund Awardee Information
Award Category: 2002 Canadian Opera Creation F Documentation
Project Name: DVD Recording - ENFANT DES GLACES
Awardee: Chants Libres
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