Les Bouffes de Bru Zane

Lecocq & Barbier
CANCELLED (Montpellier)

Operetta Light Music
A circus animal tamer turns up at the home of a Russian billionaire (to settle her scores with him), who in fact is only his lackey disguised as him. In turn, two provincial actors prepare to sing Gounod’s Faust in a small theatre, but their incredible quarrel make them miss their entrance on stage… A few burlesques are guaranteed. By associating these two opéras-bouffes in one act, it is of the condition of artists during the 19th century that this work is telling, in a resolutely unrestrained and teasing tone. The Palazzetto Bru Zane is associating for the occasion one of the masters of operetta – Charles Lecoq – a composer whose comic talent we would be mistaken to ignore any longer.


Thu 18 July 2019
Château Teyssier de Savy, Saint-Chef
Fri 19 July 2019
Musée Hébert, La Tronche
Sat 20 July 2019
Halle, Saint-Martin-de-Clelles
Sun 21 July 2019
Château Louis XI, La Côte-Saint-André
Sun 28 July 2019
Cour des Marronniers, Lectoure
Fri 15 November 2019
Salle Polyvalente, Bresles
Sat 16 November 2019
Maison des Arts et Loisirs, Laon
Tue 10 March 2020
La Ferme du Buisson, Noisiel
Wed 27 May 2020
Salle Molière, Opéra de Montpellier, Montpellier


Fille de l’air / Marguerite Lara Neumann
Cruchinet / Faust Flannan Obé
Pierre Cussac accordion, arrangements
Lola Kirchner scenic reading, costumes

DURATION: 1 hour


Charles Lecocq
Sauvons la caisse
Frédéric Barbier
Faust et Marguerite
Produzione Bru Zane France
In collaborazione con AIDA, dans le cadre des « Allées Chantent », une initiative du Département de l’Isère / Les Nuits Musicales en Armagnac / Festival en Voix! del Théâtre Impérial de Compiègne / La Ferme du Buisson, scène nationale de Marne-la-Vallée / Opéra Orchestre National Montpellier Occitanie
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.