Music by Arnaud Petit – text by Georges Perec


For a mezzo-soprano, a lecturer, a conductor and a small ensemble

Computer device live

Musical direction Pierre Roullier

Staging Christine Dormoy


Stage design Philippe Marioge - Costumes Cidalia Da Costa

Lights Paul Beaureilles

Director’s assistant Kerstin Beyerlein

Stage managing Olivier Floury

Computer device Studio Cesaré

WithIsabel Soccoja, Arnaud Petit, Pierre Roullier and five musiciens from the Ensemble 2e2m



A soprano opera singer examined under a microscope or through the opera glasses of a university teacher of anatomophysiology, what is it? Who is Leon Burp and how does Perec praise this character and Gotlib’s world?

The composer embodies a scientist off his rocker, the diva knits her singing exercises, the conductor, balancing on a board does the best he can. Nobody knows whether it is this distinguished scientist or this amazing soprano on wheels who has the situation under control…Newton perhaps?



« (…) An unconventional opera, inspired by literature as well as experimental science. »

La voix du Nord


Coproduction : Grand Théâtre de Reims, Le Grain, Ensemble 2e2m, Césaré - centre national de création musicale, Fonds de création lyrique. Avec le soutien d'ARCADI pour la diffusion en Ile-de-France.