Touring production

Ô mon bel inconnu

Musical comedy in three acts by Reynaldo Hahn on a libretto by Sacha Guitry, first performed at the Théâtre des Bouffes-Parisiens in 1933.
Light Music
This musical comedy was Reynaldo Hahn’s second collaboration with Sacha Guitry, after Mozart (1925). The composer was then enjoying well-deserved fame in the light lyric genres: after Ciboulette (1923), he had scored success after success in the smaller theatres of Paris (Le Temps d’aimer, Une revue, Brummel), and Ô mon bel inconnu came as no disappointment. Le Figaro singled out the “elegance of tone and distinction of form” so characteristic of Hahn in the interwar period, while regarding him as the rightful heir of André Messager. Le Ménestrel was just as enthusiastic: ‘The music of Monsieur Reynaldo Hahn fits the subject with a versatility and sureness of touch which are something of a miracle. It shows an incomparable refinement and tact and, at the same time, a wit that does not preclude emotion. It is enhanced by an orchestration that is brisk, incisive and transparent.’
Tours Paris

Dates

Fri 16 December 2022
20.00
Opéra de Tours, Tours INFO
Sun 18 December 2022
15.00
Opéra de Tours, Tours INFO
Tue 20 December 2022
20.00
Opéra de Tours, Tours INFO
Fri 7 April 2023
20.00
Athénée Théâtre Louis-Jouvet, Paris INFO
Sat 8 April 2023
20.00
Athénée Théâtre Louis-Jouvet, Paris INFO
Tue 11 April 2023
20.00
Athénée Théâtre Louis-Jouvet, Paris INFO
Wed 12 April 2023
20.00
Athénée Théâtre Louis-Jouvet, Paris INFO
Fri 14 April 2023
20.00
Athénée Théâtre Louis-Jouvet, Paris INFO
Sat 15 April 2023
20.00
Athénée Théâtre Louis-Jouvet, Paris INFO
Sun 16 April 2023
16.00
Athénée Théâtre Louis-Jouvet, Paris INFO

Performers

ORCHESTRE DE L’OPÉRA DE TOURS
Marc Leroy-Calatayud conductor

ORCHESTRE DES FRIVOLITÉS PARISIENNES
Samuel Jean conductor

Émeline Bayart stage director
Quentin Amiot assistant stage director
Anne-Sophie Grac sets and costumes
Joël Fabing lighting

Prosper Marc Labonnette
Antoinette Clémence Tilquin
Marie-Anne Sheva Tehoval
Félicie Émeline Bayart
Claude Victor Sicard
Jean-Paul / M. Victor Jean-François Novelli
Hilarion Lallumette Carl Ghazarossian
Co-production Bru Zane France / Opéra de Tours / Opéra Grand Avignon / Opéra de Rouen Normandie / Opéra de Massy
Delegated production Bru Zane France
Joint realization Athénée Théâtre Louis-Jouvet / Bru Zane France (from 7 to 16 April 2023)<br< Score published by Salabert
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