Joël Pommerat's libretto is based on his 2008 stage play, which returns the narrative to Carlo Collodi's original 1883 fable. In this version, Pinocchio escapes his maker Geppetto and is anything but a cute wooden figure. The villains are hardly what one would think of as characters in children's story.
The opera will be broadcast on July 9th on Arte Concert and France Musique.
In 2014, Degout also created Philippe Boesmans' Au Monde at La Monnaie in Brussels.