Meridiem Borealis Choir, Conductor Alain Joutard
Musicatreize Ensemble / National Centre for Vocal Art
Le chœur et l’orchestre de l’Opéra de Marseille
Direction Roland Hayrabedian

Maurice Ohana’s Autodafé will be performed at the Opéra de Marseille on 25 November 2023.

Maurice Ohana, French composer, places amateur musical practice at the centre of his work. Autodafé, a work in 15 parts, has not been remounted since 1972. Musical and theatrical epic Autodafé combines in one hour and twenty minutes a kaleidoscope of musical ideas that borrow from medieval polyphony, Afro-Cuban rhythms, blues, electroacoustics, Andalusian cante jondo, opera, etc., in the service of a historical stained glass window denouncing the persecutions of the Inquisition during the Duvalier succession in Haiti (1971).

Autodafé requires a co-production of three choirs, an instrumental ensemble and a magnetic tape. Musicatreize / National Centre for Vocal Art and the Opéra municipal de Marseille are in charge of the production.


Musicatreize Ensemble / National Centre for Vocal Art
Opéra de Marseille

_The date

Saturday 25 november 2023 / 20h – Opéra de Marseille