La Vie parisienne

Jacques Offenbach

Offenbach's masterpiece for the enjoyment of young and the young at heart with a score as sparkling as the champagne of late 19th-century Parisian parties and fun.

La vie parisienne
La Vie Parisienne © Vincent Pontet
La Vie Parisienne
La Vie Parisienne © Vincent Pontet
La Vie Parisienne
La Vie Parisienne © Vincent Pontet
La Vie Parisienne
La Vie Parisienne © Vincent Pontet


Romain Dumas | direction
Christian Lacroix | staging, scenography, costumes
Laurent Delvert; Romain Gilbert | collaboration on the staging
Glyslein Lefever | choreography
Bertrand Couderc | lights

Jodie Devos / Florie Valiquette | Gabrielle
Rodolphe Briand / Flannan Obé | Gardefeu
Laurent Deleuil / Marc Mauillon  | Bobinet
Marc Labonnette / Franck Leguérinel | Le Baron
Sandrine Buendia / Marion Grange | La Baronne
Aude Extrémo / Eléonore Pancrazi | Métella
Damien Bigourdan / Eric Huchet | Le Brésilien / Gontran / Frick
Philippe Estèphe / Laurent Kubla
 | Urbain / Alfred
Elena Galitskaya | Pauline
Louise Pingeot | Clara
Marie Kalinine | Bertha
Ingrid Perruche | Madame de Quimper-Karadec
Carl Ghazarossian / Artavazd Sargsyan | Joseph / Alphonse / Prosper
Caroline Meng | Madame de Folle-Verdure

Les Musiciens du Louvre – Académie des Musiciens du Louvre
Chœur de chambre de Namur
| chef de choeur Thibaut Lenaerts

Opera sung in French, with french and English subtitles

Audiodescription with Accès Culture Sunday 2 January 2022


Offenbach was at the height of his fame when he wrote this delightful and entertaining portrayal of Parisian society. With a dizzying libretto by the duo Meilhac and Halévy, he composed a delightful ode to the festive pleasures of his time. The Palazzetto Bru Zane and its members offer the discovery of the original version of La Vie Parisienne as imagined by its author in 1866. The complete orchestral material of the Orchestre du Palais-Royal has recently been unearthed and contains the music created on the evening of the premiere, as well as precious performance indications added while the composer was at work. Two new acts feature completely new music. The pre-censorship libretto and forgotten variants offer a different take on some of the most famous arias. A La Vie Parisienne that has never been performed before, but which retains the charm and presence of the pages that made its reputation. Sixteen performances and a fine team of French singers should set Offenbach's masterpiece alight, here enlivened by the colours and elegance of Christian Lacroix.

COPRODUCTION Bru Zane France | Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège | Opéra de Rouen Normandie | Théâtre des Champs-Elysées |Opéra Orchestre national Montpellier Occitanie | Opéra de Tours | Opéra de Limoges | Palazzetto Bru Zane
Décors et costumes réalisés par les ateliers de l’Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège
COREALISATION Bru Zane France | Théâtre des Champs-Elysées
En partenariat avec

Ce spectacle est enregistré par Arte / diffusion sur le 27 décembre et sur l'antenne d'Arte le 2 janvier 2022 à 17h.

Avec le soutien de Madame Aline Foriel-Destezet, Mécène principale des opéras mis en scène au Théâtre des Champs-Elysées.
Laurent-Perrier, mécène de La Vie parisienne au Théâtre des Champs-Elysées.

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