The Wings of desire

Othman Louati
programme de salle

Composer Othman Louati and stage director Johanny Bert set out to rediscover the film The Wings of desire in this lyric show: a hauntingly poetic visual and sonic performance, mixing marionettes, electronic music, instrumental ensemble and choir.

At the heart of a divided Berlin before the fall of the Wall, filmmaker Wim Wenders takes us on a nostalgic tour through the eyes of two angels, Damiel and Cassiel, who hear the inner voices of the solitary and distraught inhabitants. Othman Louati and Johanny Bert, accompanied by the author Gwendoline Soublin, take this already highly operatic material to imagine an immersive and multifaceted new genre, mixing puppetry and musical art. It is a perfect vehicle for the creative lyric company Miroirs Etendus to revisit on stage a cinema classic and stretch the lyric canon with new challenges from other artistic disciplines.


Music Othman Louati
Opera for 7 singers and 13 instrumentalists with sound equipment 
Libretto by Gwendoline Soublin after Wim Wenders

Musical direction Léo Margue
Stage direction Grégory Voillemet
Original idea and scenography Johanny Bert

Ensemble Miroirs Étendus

Vocal conductor Romain Louveau
Assistant stage designer Grégoire Faucheux
Dramaturgy Olivia Burton 
Drawings Sebastiano Toma
Lighting Jean-Philippe Viguié 
Costumes Pétronille Salomé
Dressing Roxane Marquant and Constance Talewée
Make-up artist / wigmaker Anna Arribas
Costume assistant Cécilia Delestre
Puppet making Amélie Madeline 
Sound engineer Anaïs Georgel
Stage Manager Aurélie Valle

Damielle Marie-Laure Garnier 
Cassiel Romain Dayez
The Child, the Beggar Shigeko Hata
La Mère sans insouciance, la Directrice du cirque Mathilde Ortscheidt
Marion Camille Merckx
Peter, The Lover Never Loved Benoit Rameau 
The Old Survivor, the Circus Employee and Nick Cave Ronan Nédélec
With puppeteers Gabriel Allée, Lucile Beaune, Enzo Dorr, Eirini Patoura, Alexandra Vuillet, Aitor Sanz Juanes

Project shared with the Association Bourguignonne Culturelle (A.B.C.)
Production co[opéra]tive, Les 2 Scènes – Scène nationale de Besançon, Théâtre Impérial – Opéra de Compiègne, Le Bateau Feu – Scène nationale de Dunkerque, Théâtre de Cornouaille – Scène nationale de Quimper, Opéra de Rennes, Atelier Lyrique de Tourcoing
Coproduction Angers-Nantes Opera, La Comédie de Clermont-Ferrand – Scène nationale
In partnership with the Théâtre de Romette
Costumes construction Workshops of the Angers Nantes Opera 
Set construction Workshops of the Rennes Opera

© Christophe Raynaud de Lage

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granD théâtre
Prices and seating plan
from 5.5€ to 46€ (tarif b)
More details
1h40 sans entracte

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