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    Les Petites Noces

    from Les Noces de Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Following in the wake of The Barber of Seville and Carmen, it is now the turn of Susanna, Figaro, the Countess, Count and Cherubino to lead audience members young and old in song

    Photo Les Petites Noces
    Les Petites Noces © Marion Kerno
    Les Petites Noces
    Les Petites Noces © Marion Kerno
    Les Petites Noces
    Les Petites Noces © Marion Kerno


    Iñaki Encina Oyón direction
    Gilles Rico staging
    Henri Tresbel translation adaptation of the libretto
    Bruno de Lavenère design
    Violaine Thel costumes
    Bertrand Couderc light

    Tamara Bounazou Suzanna
    Kamil Ben Hsaïn Lachiri Figaro
    Gilen Goicoechea Il Conte Almaviva
    Chloé Chaume La Comtessa Almaviva
    Albane Carrère Cherubino
    Pierre-Antoine Chaumien Basilio

    Orchestre des Jeunes d’Ile-de-France

     Free warm-up Workshop 1h30 before each performance.
     Singing Workshop Saturday 11 January from 11am to 1pm and Sunday 19 January 2020 from 3pm to 5pm

    Sung in French with French subtitles – Approximate running time : 1h15

    With this new production of the Petites Noces (The Little Marriage), we are continuing our cycle of collaborative opera with another iconic Mozart and Da Ponte work from the literary opera repertoire. The plot of this adaptation for younger audiences is designed to offer an introduction to the world of opera and focuses specifically on the four characters of Figaro, Susanna, the Count and the Countess and the lusts, desires, seductions, betrayals and acts of revenge which define their relationships. However the real driving force in the plot, who disrupts the best-laid plans with his impetuousness, is the hot-headed youth Cherubino, a typical adolescent in pursuit of love, who is overwhelmed by the first flush of passion. Cherubino is the perfect guide through the ins and outs of this work originally subtitled “The Mad Day”. As a spectator and protagonist, he will help the audience, who are of a similar age, to get to the crux of the story and follow the various characters through all the twists and turns of the plot.

    To get the most out of this new collaborative venture, young and old audience members alike are invited to take part in a free warm-up workshop 90 minutes before each show.

    Audiodescription with Accès Culture on the 8th of February 5pm
    Contact :

    Coproduction Théâtre des Champs-Elysées / Opéra de Rouen Normandie /
    Opéra Grand Avignon / Opéra de Toulon Provence Méditerranée
    En partenariat avec
    La Caisse des Dépôts s'engage pour l'accès à la culture des jeunes publics
    ARKEMA, mécène des opéras jeune public, accompagne les actions de sensibilisation à la musique.

    Une histoire de costumes : Les Petites Noces

    Dans cet version jeune public, Chérubin est un adolescent moderne qui découvre le XVIIIe siècle.