Thanks to My Eyes

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Thanks To My Eyes is the first opera by the Italian Swiss composer Oscar Bianchi. It was premiered at the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence in 2011[1] and received its Belgian premiere at the La Monnaie in Brussels in March 2012.[2][3] The same year further performances took place in Europe.[1][4][5] The libretto by Joël Pommerat is based on his former play Grace a mes Yeux.[6]


Role Voice type Premiere cast, Aix-en-Provence
July 2011
Conductor: Frank Ollu
Aymar Countertenor Hagen Matzeit
The Father bass-baritone Brian Bannatyne-Scott
The Mother comedian Anne Rotger
A Young Woman in the Night soprano Keren Motseri
A Young Blonde Woman soprano Fflur Wyn
A man with long hair mime Antoine Rigot


Flute (C Flute, bass Flute and Piccolo), Recorder (sopranino Recorder, soprano Recorder, tenor Recorder, bass Recorder and Paetzold contrabass Recorder in F), Clarinet (Clarinet in Bb, bass Clarinet in Bb and contrabass Clarinet in Bb), Saxophone (soprano Saxophone, alto Saxophone and Eb Tubax), Trumpet in C (doubling Flugelhorn), Trombone, Percussion, Accordion, Violin, Viola, Violoncello, Contrabass, Electronics.[7]


  1. ^ a b "Productions around the world | Festival d'Art Lyrique d'Aix en Provence". Retrieved 17 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "La Monnaie ¦ De Munt ¦ Opera ¦ Thanks to my Eyes". Retrieved 17 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Théâtre national ¦ Toute la saison ¦ THANKS TO MY EYES". Retrieved 17 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Thanks to my eyes comble nos oreilles à Aix-en-Provence". 6 July 2011. 
  5. ^ "THANKS TO MY EYES – Opera at Le Monnaie". Kulturkompasset. 
  6. ^ "Lirias: Thanks to my Eyes (Dutch translation opera libretto J. De Keyser)". Retrieved 17 January 2014. 
  7. ^ "Oscar Bianchi — Compositions". Retrieved 17 January 2014. 

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