L’hypothèse Caïn by Michel Gonneville.

An operatic show for 8 singers and 13 instrumentalists. Michel Gonneville, original idea, general artistic director, composer; Alain Fournier, libretto and stage direction; Mario Côté with Catherine Béliveau, scenography and filmography-videography.

Composer Michel Gonneville brings us the opportunity to discover his latest creation, an operatic show inspired by the fascinating theme of the origin of violence and murder of a human, via the myth of Caïn.

Touching on the role of religious conformity as the driving agent of murderous violence and its perpetuation, L’hypothèse Caïn features four mythological characters (Eve, her two sons Caïn and Abel, and Adah, their sister and Caïn’s wife) plus a quartet of contemporary archaeologists. From bones and artefacts, the latter reveal — or imagine — the story of Caïn which is not actually the one portrayed in the holy books of monotheist religions …

This project is made possible thanks to the support of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and the Canada Council for the Arts. [Peggy Niloff, translation and adaptation].

This concert is the last of a three-performance series held on February 19, 20 and 22, 2019.

[Peggy Niloff, translation and adaptation]



Production Michel Gonneville, en codiffusion avec le MNM, et en partenariat avec Hexagram-UQAM, Quasar, Magnitude6, le Département de musique de l’UQAM et le Conservatoire de musique de Montréal.