Le Carnaval des Animaux

Director Jean-Paul Scarpitta asked writer Marie Darrieussecq to provide a new libretto which was interjected into Saint Saens’s original composition. Actor Gérard Depardieu narrates the lively fable including circus performers such as trapeze artists and contortionists. Lighting emphasizes the deep blue sea in which the performance is set.



Location Montpellier, France
Date Completed 2001
Director Jean Paul Scarpitta
Client Montpelier Festival
Type Artist Collaborations
Status Built
Photo Credits Pelletier Micheline