The production is conducted by Alan Gilbert and directed by Côme de Bellescize. Among other ensemble members are Christian Gonon as the narrator, Éric Génovèse, Erin Morley, Simone Osborne, Faith Sherman, Thomas Blondelle and Steven Humes.
The performance represents the U.S. premiere of the production created at the Festival Saito Kinen Matsumoto in August 2012 under the artistic direction of Seiji Ozawa. It is performed in French with English surtitles.
The performance will take place at Avery Fisher Hall in New York's Lincoln Center.