Operawire

May 2019

The production received overwhelming praise and response from critics and audiences.

Der Opernfreund

April 26, 2019

Thierry Pécou established Ensemble Variances in 2009 and since that time has attracted attention from across the globe with his distinct, beyond definition productions. During his tenure at Paris Oper, Gérard Mortier called these forms "frontière"... At this borderline or rather cross-border area, Thierry Pécou now introduces the "choreographic oratorio".

Anaclase

April 23, 2019

Inside the Théâtre des Arts, an extraordinary assemblage of songs, music, dances and staging of wild animals - wolf, vulture, owls and eagles, directed the specialist Luc Petton and his company Le Guetteur took place.

Opéra Magazine

April 2019

The ceremonial and ritualized aspect of the composer's music - the genetic code of his language - gives pride of place to percussions...

Audience feedback

Avril 2019

The music contains great richness, the vocal parts are well served by the soloists and the beautiful choreography, with the animals (...)

Paris-Normandie

April 20, 2019

Thierry Pécou le compositeur s’attelle à la création d’un univers onirique, faisant voguer le spectateur d’une humanité sombre et tourmentée à un monde scintillant.

Musicologie

May 2, 2019

La musique singulière de Thierry Pécou, qu’il dirige lui-même, donne sens à toute cette épopée entre sublime et chaos, grâce aux sept musiciens de l’Ensemble Variances et aux chanteurs incarnant les grandes figures de la tradition.

Ensemble Variances

April 2019

A conversation with Laura Tohe, librettist of Nahasdzaan

La Vie

September 27, 2021 

L’opéra navajo de Thierry Pécou, temps fort d’une programmation riche en créations transdisciplinaires, n’en reste pas moins d’une brûlante actualité.