The Wings of desire

Othman Louati

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 amplified instrumentalists
Libretto Gwendoline Soublin based on the film by Wim Wenders

Musical director Léo Margue
Stage director Grégory Voillemet
Original idea and set design Johanny Bert

Ensemble Miroirs Étendus

Dramaturgy Olivia Burton
Costumes Pétronille Salomé
Lighting Jean-Philippe Viguié
Marionnettes Amélie Madeline
Sound Anaïs Georgel

Damielle Marie-Laure Garnier
Cassiel Romain Dayez
Ensemble of singer-soloists playing different roles Shigeko Hata, Mathilde Ortscheidt, Camille Merckx, Benoît Rameau, Ronan Nédélec


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

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