Parisiens/Parisiennes

Light Music Palazzetto Bru Zane
Sat 23 February 2019
19.30
Palazzetto Bru Zane, Venice
Sun 24 February 2019
17.00
Palazzetto Bru Zane, Venice
Sun 24 March 2019
17.00
Palazzetto Bru Zane, Venice
If 19th-century Parisians loved to make fun of Provincial shortcomings – including local customs and colourful accents –, they were also perfectly able to indulge in a little self-mockery, from the socialite busy doing nothing to the overconfident coxcomb sure of turning his charms to financial advantage… Like a mirror held up to their audiences, operettas spotlighted the swaggering bourgeoisie from the business community and exaggerated flaws they might have preferred to ignore… all the while taking great delight in poking fun at them. In so doing, they scratched the surface of a society which flaunted its puritanical values while breaking the taboos it imposed. Marie Lenormand and Loïc Félix will cover every facet of Belle-Époque Parisianism during this carnival recital. Concert (24/02) broadcasted live on Bru Zane Classical Radio : classicalradio.bru-zane.com
Marie Lenormand mezzo-soprano Loïc Félix tenor Flore Merlin piano
23 and 24/02: Within the context of the Venice Carnival 24/03: As part of La Francophonie Week