Throughout the season

La Sérénade

Opéra-comique in one act composed by Sophie Gail, jointly with Manuel García; libretto by Sophie Gay after the eponymous play by Jean-François Regnard. First performed at the Opéra-Comique (Salle Feydeau) on 2 April 1818.
True to her predilection for the Grand Siècle of Louis XIV, Sophie Gail joined forces at the beginning of the Restoration with her near namesake, Sophie Gay, to adapt Jean-François Regnard’s play La Sérénade (1694) for the opera stage. The plot concerns the marriage of Léonor, who is betrothed to a wealthy old man who turns out to be the father of Valère, the man she loves. Sophie Gail’s final opera was well received at the time of its premiere, with La Quotidienne praising in particular its ‘varied and witty music’ (‘musique variée et spirituelle’).


Mon 30 September 2024
Opéra de Rennes, Rennes
Wed 2 October 2024
Opéra de Rennes, Rennes
Thu 3 October 2024
Opéra de Rennes, Rennes
Sat 5 October 2024
Opéra de Rennes, Rennes
Mon 7 October 2024
Opéra de Rennes, Rennes


Rémi Durupt musical director

Jean Lacornerie stage director/em>
Bruno de Lavenère scenography
Marion Benagès costumes
Kevin Briard lighting
Raphaël Cottin choregraphy

Marine Élodie Kimmel
Léonore Julie Mossay
Madame Argante Carine Séchaye
Scapin Thomas Dolié
Monsieur Grifon Vincent Billier
Valère Pierre Derhet
Monsieur Mathieu Jean-François Baron
Champagne Gilles Vajou
Staged version
Opéra Grand Avignon / Opéra de Rennes / Opéra de Toulon / Angers Nantes Opéra / Palazzetto Bru Zane
Score published by the
Palazzetto Bru Zane
Bru Zane Mediabase
Digital resources for French Romantic music
Sophie Gail