• LES MAMELLES DE TIRÉSIAS - Marcus Doshi
  • LES MAMELLES DE TIRÉSIAS - Marcus Doshi
  • LES MAMELLES DE TIRÉSIAS - Marcus Doshi
  • LES MAMELLES DE TIRÉSIAS - Marcus Doshi
  • LES MAMELLES DE TIRÉSIAS - Marcus Doshi
  • LES MAMELLES DE TIRÉSIAS - Marcus Doshi
  • LES MAMELLES DE TIRÉSIAS - Marcus Doshi
  • LES MAMELLES DE TIRÉSIAS - Marcus Doshi
  • LES MAMELLES DE TIRÉSIAS - Marcus Doshi
  • LES MAMELLES DE TIRÉSIAS - Marcus Doshi
  • LES MAMELLES DE TIRÉSIAS - Marcus Doshi

Based on the Apollinaire play and composed during the second world war, this opera is a riotous hour long journey which follows Thérèse as she lets her breasts fly away and becomes Tirésias. What follows is a surreal journey involving flying fish, an amorous gendarme, dancing corpses, singing babies, and the final admonition for the audience to ‘go out and multiply!’

Aldeburgh Music, Aldeburg, UK 10/12
Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Aix-en-Provence, FR 6/13
La Monnaie / De Munt (with Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth), Brussels, BE 1/14
Juilliard Opera, NYC 11/15
Dutch National Opera, Amsterdam, NL 11/15

Lighting Design

Composed by Francis Poulenc
Libretto after Les Mamelles de Tirésias by Guillaume Apollinaire
Arrangement for two pianos by Benjamin Britten

Directed by Ted Huffman
Choreographed by Zack Winokur
Set & Costume Design by Samal Blak

Claudia Lee’s film on the process at Aldeburgh and below that on the process at La Monnaie

Les Mamelles de Tirésias, Aldeburgh Music from claudia lee on Vimeo.

Les Mamelles de Tirésias, La Monnaie de Munt from claudia lee on Vimeo.