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X ! (un opéra fantastique)



X ! (un opéra fantastique) is a solo performance for one singer and an artificial intelligence. Together, in a set which opens in perspectives on a virtual world, they re-visit with algorithms a witty memory of classical opera.
Their arias sound familiar and the landscapes that surround them are as epic as those of an heroic-fantasy video game.
They are nevertheless singing a simple story, the one of Gérald, a genderfluid songwriter, whose unresolved past causes to meet a community of sisters sheltered in an abandoned hotel to heal themselves from the damages of advanced capitalism.

Who ?

Conception, composition & performance

Gérald Kurdian

Light Design

Joseph Wegmann

Costume Design

Miguel Olmeda Penaranda


Kopano Maroga

Sound Technique

Justine Herbert

3D Design

Tristan Brundler

Support of the development of the Artificial Intelligence
Fabrice Gallis

Technical Direction

LoÏs Saumande


Fanny Virelizier


Axelle Faillères / Hot Bodies of the Future

Thanks to

Swane Vieira, Phoenix Atala,

Marcela Santander, Bettina Blanc-Penther



Festival d’Automne à Paris (Fr)

Kaaitheater_Bruxelles (Be)

Vooruit_Gand (Be)

Ménagerie de Verre_Paris (Fr)

Théâtre 13 / Paris (Fr)

T2G / Gennevilliers (Fr)


With the support of

la DRAC Île de France




BUDA_Kortrijk (Be)

La Pop_Paris (Fr)

Antre Peaux_Bourges (Fr)

Coopérative de Recherche_ESACM_Clermont- Fd (Fr)

DOCH - University of the Arts_Stockholm (Se)



Festival d’Automne_Ménagerie de Verre / Paris (Fr) Festival d’Automne_Théâtre 13 / Paris (Fr) Kaaitheater/ Bruxelles (Be)

Vooruit / Gand (Be)

(open studio) Tanzfabrik / Berlin (De)

(open studio) Antre Peaux / Bourges (Fr)

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