Igor Wakhévitch (b. 1948)



Être Dieu ‎(1985)
Salvador Dalí & Igor Wakhévitch

  1. Ouverture Et Première Entrée 22:12
  2. Deuxième Entrée Ou La Lutte Avec L'Ange 22:12
  3. Troisième Entrée Et Première Sortie 24:25
  4. Le Rêve Passe 23:33
  5. Quatrième Entrée Ou La Profession De Foi 27:42
  6. Final Et Seconde Sortie 25:00


Recorded At – Studio Pathé Marconi EMI
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*
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


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.

The six-part work features Dali 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.





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