FANDO ET LIS - 2018 / World creation / 3 représentations / Opéra of Saint-Etienne / FRANCE
Benoît Menut's opera – Musical director Daniel Kawka - Librettist and artistic director Kristian Frédric - Opéra de Saint-Etienne – According to the eponym work of Fernando Arrabal - MAI 2018
In the libretto adaptation, and in the staging that he also signs, Kristian Frédric strives to highlight the beauty of the surviving beings in an unsightly world. He finds delicate forms of expression, almost humanistic despite the very violent general climate marked by a few cadaver scenes with explicit horror. From time to time, with or without irony, you’ll find men with splendid crows’ masks (made by the great specialist Kuno Schlegelmilch). (…)In any case, the journey is rewarding and could be included in the repertoire of great new works of the 21st century.
ANACLASE - By François Cavaillès
LES LABOURS DE LA SOUFFRANCE - 2017 / 8 representations / Opera national du Rhin / Strasbourg - Mulhouse / FRANCE
Pietro Mascagni and Leoncavallo – Musical director Daniele Callegari - Director artictic Kristian Frédric - Opéra national du Rhin de Strasbourg – JUIN 2017
“Cinecittà at the opera - If Godard said that “cinema is the childhood of art”, Kristian Frédric shows us children who become adults, or adults who become old, since, Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci take place at the same place, but not at the same time. (…) the actor direction turns his back on simplicity: this profusion of details, zooms and reverse angle shot pointing out again and again the acuity of a camera, the characters never come out overwhelmed but revealed, or at least designed with precision that would not deny some great directors.”
Forum Opera - By Clément Taillia
Régis Campo's opera - Librettist Kristian Frédric and Florence Doublet According to the eponym work of Bernard Marie Koltès - Director artistic Kristian Frédric
We were captivated by the power of this subtle staging in the brutality of its colors, declining wonderfully the nuances of night.
Classique News - By Pedro-Octavio Diaz
Great cinemas, on big screen, sometimes in color, sometimes in black and white, with a fine and delicate production.
L’Alsace – By Anne Suply
Kristian Frédric’s intense production, who also did the libretto with Florence Doublet, gives a very good reproduction of the sharp lyrical writing of Bernard-Marie Koltès. Perpetually redesigned according to the thirty “sequences” of the opera, the decor designed by Bruno de Lavenère for Quai Ouest encloses characters in a strange dance of the dead.
Concert Classic – By Jean-Guillaume Lebrun
Glück's opera - Directors artistic Andreas Baesler (Allemagne), Carlo Cerciello (Italie) et Kristian Frédric (France).