Être Dieu

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Être Dieu: opéra-poème, audiovisuel et cathare en six parties (French for "Being God: a Cathar Audiovisual Opera-Poem in Six Parts") is a self-proclaimed "opera-poem" written by Spanish surrealist painter Salvador Dalí, based on a libretto by Manuel Vázquez Montalbán with music by French avant-garde musician Igor Wakhévitch. It was originally published in 1985.[1]

The six-part work features Dalí as God, Brigitte Bardot as an artichoke and Catherine the Great and Marilyn Monroe do a striptease. It has been published in an extremely rare 3 LP box-set by a Spanish label. It was re-released in a regular 3CD box published by German-label Eurostar who subsequently went out of business, and there are few-to-no known performances of the work. Dalí painted "Self-Portrait" (1972) to mark the composition of the opera, which was later auctioned by the United States Customs Service after being seized after Colombian drug lords tried to use the painting to launder money.[2]


A. Ouverture Et Première Entrée 22:12

B. Deuxième Entrée Ou La Lutte Avec L'Ange 22:12

C. Troisième Entrée Et Première Sortie 24:25

D. Le Rêve Passe 23:33

E. Quatrième Entrée Ou La Profession De Foi 27:42

F. Final Et Seconde Sortie 25:00


   Composed By – Igor Wakhévitch, M. Vázquez Montalban*, Pierre Delabre, Salvador Dalí
   Conductor – Boris de Vinogradow
   Drums – François Auger
   Electric Bass – Didier Batard
   Electric Guitar – J.J. Flety*, J.P. Castelain*
   Engineer – Claude Wagner
   Engineer [Assistant] – A. Robert Bourdet*
   Orchestra – Ensemble Polyphonique De Paris Et Orchestre*
   Painting [Insert] – Salvador Dalí
   Percussion [Solo] – Sylvio Gualda
   Soprano Vocals – Eve Brenner
   Synthesizer – Igor Wakhévitch
   Violin [Electric] – M. Ripoche*
   Voice Actor [El Divino Dalí] – Salvador Dalí
   Voice Actor [El Narrador Y El Recitador] – Didier Haudepin
   Voice Actor [El Ángel] – Alain Cuny
   Voice Actor [El] – Raymond Gérôme
   Voice Actor [Ella] – Delphine Seyrig
   Voice Actor [La Narradora] – Catherine Allegret

Recorded at Pathé Marconi studios, Boulogne, France.


  1. ^ "SALVADOR DALÍ I DOMÈNECH - Biography" (PDF). The Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation. p. 14. Retrieved 2007-10-14.
  2. ^ Blumenthal, Ralph (1995-05-18). "U.S. Customs Service Joins Art Market". The New York Times. Retrieved 2007-10-14.

Salvador Dali opera images