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    Le Malade imaginaire   


    The incredible talent pool of the Comédie-Française company in Molière’s last work.

    Le Malade imaginaire
    Le Malade imaginaire © Vincent Pontet
    Le Malade imaginaire
    Le Malade imaginaire © Christophe Renaud Delage
    Le Malade imaginaire
    Le Malade imaginaire © Christophe Renaud Delage

    Claude Stratz | staging (creation 2001)
    Ezio Toffolutti | scenography and costumes
    Jean-Philippe Roy | lighting
    Marc-Olivier Dupin | original music
    Sophie Mayer | choreographic work
    Kuno Schlegelmilch | make-up, wigs and prostheses

    With the troupe of the Comédie-Française
    Alain Lenglet | Béralde
    Coraly Zahonero | Béline
    Denis Podalydès (alternating) | Monsieur Diafoirus / Monsieur Purgon
    Guillaume Gallienne | Argan
    Julie Sicard | Toinette
    Christian Hecq (alternating) | Monsieur Diafoirus / Monsieur Purgon
    Christophe Montenez | Cléante 
    Elissa Alloula | Angélique
    Clément Bresson | Thomas Diafoirus / Monsieur Bonnefoy / Monsieur Fleurant

    Mathilde Clément, Elisa Cronopol, Eléonore Gattuso Dhion, Alice Javary (alternating)

    Elodie Fonnard | soprano
    Jérôme Billy | tenor
    Jean-Jacques L’Anthoën | bass-baritone
    Jorris Sauquet | harpsichord
    Marion Martineau | viola da gamba

    Le Malade imaginaire, Molière’s thirtieth and final play, is often considered to be his defining work. It is a powerful yet elegant “classic” with a subtle blend of comedic and tragic mastery. This production was premiered over twenty years ago by the late great Claude Stratz, featuring an original score by Marc-Olivier Dupin, but it has lost none of its freshness and modernity in performances since then by several generations of French actors. Guillaume Gallienne reprised the title role in 2019, bringing incredible tenderness to the part. A moment of pure poetry and a masterclass in theatre to be enjoyed by the whole family.

    Production Comédie-Française
    En collaboration avec le Théâtre des Champs-Elysées

    Avec le soutien d’Aline Foriel-Destezet, 
    Grand Mécène de la saison artistique du Théâtre des Champs-Elysées
    et de la Comédie-Française
    En partenariat avec Le Figaro

    Représentation du Malade imaginaire de Molière, BnF

    Le Malade imaginaire Comédie mêlée de musique et de danses

    Au XVIIe siècle, théâtre, musique et danse étaient souvent étroitement mêlés. Le Malade imaginaire de Molière est l'un des exemples les plus accomplis de la comédie-ballet.