Isabelle Georges

Eve & Adam

or three thousand years of misunderstandings

A world premiere
This suite lyrique, initiated by Isabelle Georges, libreto by Florence Seyvos and music by Bruno Fontaine, was born on February 11, 2023, at the Philharmonie de Paris, with the National d’Île-de-France Orchestra, conducted by Georg Köhler.

Suite Lyrique in three acts for 2 soloists and orchestra

A man more alone than any man will ever be.
A woman who believes in her future, but discovers that the dice are loaded.
A garden. A snake that sings the blues. An apple that isn’t an apple.
A melancholy creator who already regrets what he started.
A translation error with phenomenal consequences.

In one hour and fifteen minutes, Bruno Fontaine, Florence Seyvos, Isabelle Georges and Frederik Steenbrink revisit the opening chapters of Genesis, giving free rein to their imagination.

Based on the original myth, they blow away preconceived ideas, dream of an emancipated Eve, and sympathize with the sorrows and setbacks of the very first couple.

An ode to the diversity of musical forms, an ode to the voice.


Ève & Adam Philharmonie de Paris 11/02/23 bouton lecture


Composition Bruno Fontaine

Livret Florence Seyvos

Ève & idée originale Isabelle Georges

Adam Frederik Steenbrink

Mise en espace Mirabelle Ordinaire

Costumes Colombe Lauriot Prévost

Vidéo Laurent Sarazin

Une co-commande de l' Orchestre National d'Île de France

et l' Orchestre de Pau Pays de Béarn

et l' Orchestre National d'Avignon Provence