Touring production

Le 66!

Operetta in one act, music by Jacques Offenbach, libretto by Auguste Pittaud de Forges and Laurencin, premiered at the Théùtre des Bouffes-Parisiens on 31 July 1856.
Operetta Light Music
The Tyrolean cousins Frantz and Grittly wander the roads of WĂŒrttemberg as travelling musicians and imagine what they would be able to buy themselves if the lottery ticket they have in their pockets turned out to be a winner. The dream becomes reality with the appearance of the pedlar Berthold, who knows the result of the draw. The number 66 will bring its holder 100,000 florins: this is precisely the number Frantz thinks he has. But, rather than use this unexpected windfall to help Grittly and his recently widowed sister, Frantz borrows the money and goes into town to squander it. The exhilaration of wealth gives way to despair when he realises that he had read his number upside down: his ticket is 99... The moral – money does not bring happiness – greatly appealed to the bourgeois public of the Champs-ÉlysĂ©es. The press saw the work as above all a show of strength on Offenbach’s part, in which he displayed his compositional talents. Here he openly declared his allegiance to the tradition of French opĂ©ra-comique and presented numbers that became hits right from the premiere. François Bernard’s new arrangement for piano, clarinet and trombone and Victoria Duhamel’s participative staging will bring out all the finesse and the parodic dimension of this one-act operetta.
Suresnes Saint-Maur-des-Fossés Rochefort La Rochelle

Dates

Sun 4 December 2022
17.00
Théùtre de Suresnes Jean Vilar, Suresnes
Sun 11 December 2022
17.00
Théùtre de Saint-Maur, Saint-Maur-des-Fossés
Wed 3 May 2023
19.30
ThĂ©Ăątre de la Coupe d’or, Rochefort
Thu 4 May 2023
20.30
ThĂ©Ăątre de la Coupe d’or, Rochefort
Wed 10 May 2023
19.30
La Coursive, La Rochelle
Thu 11 May 2023
20.30
La Coursive, La Rochelle

Performers

Victoria Duhamel director
Guillemine Burin des Roziers sets
Emily Cauwet-Lafont costumes
François Bernard arrangement
FĂ©lix Bataillou lights
Félix Bataillou, Ingrid Chevalier stage management*

Berthold Gilles Bugeaud
Frantz Flannan Obé, David Ghilardi*
Grittly Lara Neumann
Rozenn Le Trionnaire clarinet
Lucas Perruchon trombone
Christophe Manien, Martin Surot piano*

*variable cast
Delegated production Bru Zane France
Co-production Bru Zane France / ThĂ©Ăątre de Cornouaille - ScĂšne nationale de Quimper / La maison de la culture de Bourges - ScĂšne nationale / ThĂ©Ăątre Montansier | Versailles / OpĂ©ra de Tours / Atelier lyrique de Tourcoing / CAV&MA – Namur Concert Hall
Sets made by the workshops of the Opéra de Tours
Costumes made by the workshops of the Opéra de Tours and Emily Cauwet-Lafont
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