2nd Festival
Palazzetto Bru Zane Montréal

Lecocq & Barbier

Operetta Light Music Salle Bourgie Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal
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.


Charles Lecocq
Sauvons la caisse
Frédéric Barbier
Faust et Marguerite


Sun 19 April 2020
Salle Bourgie, Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, Montréal


Fille de l’air / Marguerite Lara Neumann
Cruchinet / Faust Flannan Obé
Pierre Cussac Accordion, arrangements
Lola Kirchner Scenic reading, costumes
In collaborazione con l’AIDA, nell’ambito di «Les Allées Chantent», un’iniziativa del Département de l’Isère
In collaborazione con Les Nuits Musicales en Armagnac
In collaborazione con il Festival en Voix! del Théâtre Impérial de Compiègne
In collaborazione con La Ferme du Buisson, scène nationale de Marne-la-Vallée
In collaborazione con l’Opéra Orchestre National Montpellier