Les Bouffes de Bru Zane

Fri 20 August - 20.00
Operetta Light Music Vichy

Le 66!

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Fri 15 October - 15.00
Operetta Light Music Saint-Omer

Le 66!

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Wed 17 November
Operetta Light Music Bourges

Le 66!

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Sat 4 December
Operetta Light Music Versailles

Le 66!

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The art of focusing on essentials… Who would believe that one-act operas and operettas account for almost two thirds of the French opera repertory from the Romantic period, since they are rarely performed today? In the large theatres, these works were originally intended as curtain raisers for three-act pieces, making it possible to fill evening-length opera programmes in order to keep spectators interested for three or four hours at a stretch. In smaller houses, these works were the high point of the evening, often concluding a series of comic or choreographic numbers. Another factor was that the small theatres, as well as lacking funds, had to obey the restrictions imposed on them by the decree of 1807: no more than two or three performers on stage, no chorus, no ballet. They could do a lot with a little, suggest what could not be shown, increase action in the wings, introduce non-speaking characters, or refer to the collective imagination. The result was an incredibly amusing repertory, which never failed to involve the audience, bringing actors and spectators together in celebration of the “Paris spirit”, which was a mixture of bawdy comedy and situational surrealism.
In the antechamber of memory, some delightful works await our attention. This is certainly one of them. And it is definitely worth rushing to Marigny to take up this invitation to the voyage offered by the Palazzetto Bru Zane.

Forum Opéra about Le Retour d’Ulysse

1856
Jacques Offenbach's Le 66 !
first premiered
1857
Charles Lecocq's Le Docteur Miracle
first premiered
In collaboration with Atelier lyrique de Tourcoing / La Barcarolle, Saint-Omer / CAV&MA – Namur Concert Hall / Festival d’Avignon / Fugue à l’Opéra, Chaumont / La maisondelaculture de Bourges - Scène nationale / Opéra de Montpellier / Opéra National de Bordeaux / Opéra de Saint-Étienne / Opéra de Tours / Opéra de Vichy / Théâtre de Cornouaille - Scène nationale de Quimper / Les Théâtres – Aix-en-Provence / Théâtre de Dreux / Théâtre Montansier | Versailles / Théâtre Municipal de Nevers

Programme

Wed 7
July
15.00
Operetta Light Music Théâtre de Cornouaille

Le 66!

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Wed 7
July
19.00
Operetta Light Music Théâtre de Cornouaille

Le 66!

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Tue 13
July
11.00
Operetta Light Music Festival d'Avignon

Le 66!

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Tue 13
July
15.00
Operetta Light Music Festival d'Avignon

Le 66!

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Wed 14
July
11.00
Operetta Light Music Festival d'Avignon

Le 66!

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Wed 14
July
15.00
Operetta Light Music Festival d'Avignon

Le 66!

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Thu 15
July
11.00
Operetta Light Music Festival d'Avignon

Le 66!

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Thu 15
July
15.00
Operetta Light Music Festival d'Avignon

Le 66!

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Fri 16
July
11.00
Operetta Light Music Festival d'Avignon

Le 66!

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Fri 16
July
15.00
Operetta Light Music Festival d'Avignon

Le 66!

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Fri 20
August
20.00
Operetta Light Music Opéra de Vichy

Le 66!

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Fri 15
October
15.00
Operetta Light Music La Barcarolle

Le 66!

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Fri 15
October
19.00
Operetta Light Music La Barcarolle

Le 66!

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Wed 17
November
Operetta Light Music Maison de la culture

Le 66!

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Thu 18
November
Operetta Light Music Maison de la culture

Le 66!

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Fri 19
November
Operetta Light Music Maison de la culture

Le 66!

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Sat 4
December
Operetta Light Music Théâtre Montansier

Le 66!

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Sun 5
December
Operetta Light Music Théâtre Montansier

Le 66!

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Wed 12
January
20.30
Operetta Light Music Théâtre De Dreux

Le Docteur Miracle

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Sat 12
March
Operetta Light Music Théâtre municipal Raymond Devos

Le 66!

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Fri 18
March
20.30
Operetta Light Music Fugue à l'Opéra

Le Docteur Miracle

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Bru Zane Mediabase
Digital resources for French Romantic music
The website hosts articles on people, works and topics authored by musicologists and historians collaborating with Palazzetto Bru Zane.