3e Scène

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Jonathan Littell signs The Coronation for the 3e Scène

By Octave 23 October 2019


With a carte blanche for the Paris Opera's 3e Scène, writer Jonathan Littell continues his foray into the world of cinema. He has chosen to transpose Monteverdi's baroque opera "The Coronation of Poppea" into a contemporary world of plastic perfection. The sixteen-minute film focuses on the love triangle between Emperor Nero, his mistress Poppea and his wife Octavia. We recognize the fascinating formal experimentation and the world of eroticism and violence that characterise the writer who made an impression with his novel "Les Bienveillantes" which won the Prix Goncourt in 2006. In this interview, Jonathan Littell discusses his relationship with Monteverdi, reveals the sources of inspiration for his production and his creative experience with the 3e Scène.

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