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Season 2017 - 18


Take the way to the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées

Un Barbier © Costumes Irène Bernaud

Un Barbier © Costumes Irène Bernaud

Un Barbier © Maquette de décor de Thibault Sinay

Young Audience opera

Un Barbier
from Il Barbiere di Siviglia - Gioachino Rossini

Orchestre de chambre de Paris
Adrien Perruchon direction
Gilles Rico Adaptation et traduction du livret

Damien Robert mise en scène
Thibault Sinay scénographie
Irène Bernaud costumes
Samaël Steiner lights

(in alternation)
Matthieu Justine / Pierre-Emmanuel Roubet Almaviva
Mathieu Gardon / Anas Seguin Figaro
Inès Berlet / Marion Lebègue Rosine
Thibault Desplantes / Francis Dudziak Bartolo
Olivier Déjean / Guilhem Worms Basilio

Monday 8, Tuesday 9, Thursday 11, Friday 12 January 2018  10am and 2pm

Approximative running Time 1h10 – Opera sung in French

Pedagogical file for teatchers

Book for Schoolchildren

Il Barbiere di Siviglia is a pure masterpiece of the operatic repertoire. Running in tandem with Laurent Pelly’s fresh reading of Rossini’s key work in December, a young cast is devising a “lite” version of the opera in French, lasting approximately one hour, offering school children what is probably their first introduction to opera with a frame of reference to which they can relate. Playwright Gilles Rico has written an adaptation and translation of the libretto, with a strong emphasis on preserving the comedic element. In collaboration with director Damien Robert, the stage is filled with a fusion of pop, modern and expressive imagery, underscored by the frenetic pace of the passionate love story. They play with the conventions of opera (which are sometimes subverted, but remain the central focus of their production) and take the audience into a new, fun world in which the basic plot line is still clearly discernible to all. Clever use of staging effects allows the audience to follow the sequence of situations and young Rosine’s aspiration to freedom is given full expression in the space. The musicians in the pit from the Orchestre de chambre de Paris conducted by Adrien Perruchon play their part in this dazzling initiation. All these elements are designed to allow a young audience to savour the appeal of opera while offering a modern reading adapted specially for them.

Coproduction Théâtre des Champs-Elysées / Opéra Grand Avignon / Opéra Municipal de Marseille-Théâtre de l’Odéon / Opéra Orchestre national de Montpellier Occitanie / Opéra Nice Côte d’Azur / Opéra de Reims / Opéra de Rouen Normandie / Opéra de Toulon Provence Méditerranée / Opéra de Vichy
Avec la participation du Centre Français de Promotion Lyrique (CFPL)
Avec le soutien du Mécénat de la Caisse des Dépôts

€5 per person
Free admission for supervisors (1 for 10 pupils)

Audiodescription with Accès Culture on
Friday 12 January 10am, Saturday 13 January 5pm



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Suite des répétitions de la nouvelle production du Retour d'Ulysse dans sa patrie de Monteverdi dirigée par Emmanuelle Haïm et mise en scène par Mariame Clément.

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