Off cycle and on tour

L’Amour à la française

Light Music
© Henri Buffetaut
Music is considered to be ‘light’ when its composer has favoured melody over harmony, easily memorised patterns over constantly renewed lines, cascades of warbling coloratura over powerful sustained notes. But the ‘lightness’ of this repertory is also related to its subjects and the way they are handled: as a riposte to the tragic love stories of grand opera, it offers intoxicating passions, games of seduction and hidden affairs. The five singers gathered round the piano for this recital demonstrate the wide variety of these scenes of badinage, taken from works by Hervé, Offenbach, Lecocq, Varney, Audran, Serpette, Messager and many others.

Dates

Thu 19 October 2023
19.00
Opéra Comique, Paris
Fri 20 October 2023
19.00
Opéra Comique, Paris
Sat 21 October 2023
19.00
Opéra Comique, Paris
Tue 28 November 2023
19.00
Musée d’Orsay - Auditorium, Paris
Tue 28 November 2023
20.30
Musée d’Orsay - Auditorium, Paris
Wed 29 November 2023
19.00
Musée d’Orsay - Auditorium, Paris
Wed 29 November 2023
20.30
Musée d’Orsay - Auditorium, Paris

Performers

Hervé Niquet artistic director
Héloïse Sérazin stage director

With artists and soloists from the Académie Favart:
Camille Chopin and Floriane Derthe sopranos
Juliette Gauthier and Marion Verguez-Pascal mezzo-sopranos
Abel Zamora tenor
Héloïse Bertrand piano

Programme

Works by SERPETTE, AUDRAN, VARNEY, LECOCQ, OFFENBACH, etc
Production Opéra Comique
In collaboration with the Palazzetto Bru Zane