Le Soldat Magicien (The Magician-soldier), Comic opera - 1 act
F-A-D Philidor - L. Anseaume
A soldier meddles with the tumultuous life of Madame Argant, desired for her beauty, and her husband, desired for his wealth. The suspicious magic this soldier uses is a metaphor of the theatre which relies on illusions to understand truth.
In this dreamlike fellinian world, the starting point of Philidor’s opera is a backgammon game, a nod to his own passion for chess.