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Season 2017-2018


La princesse légère

Opéra de Lille
December 13, 18h
December 14, 10h and 14h30 (scolaires)
December 15, 20h
December 16, 18h
  • La princesse légère*, d'après le conte de fée de George MacDonald (création mondiale)
  • Music : Violeta Cruz
    Libretto : Gilles Rico
    Conductor : Jean Deroyer/ Pierre Dumoussaud
    Stage director : Jos Houben
    Set design and costumes : Oria Puppo
    Lights : Nicolas Simonin
    Artistic collaborator : Emily Wilson
    Computer music engineer : Augustin Muller (Ircam)
    The Princess : Magali Arnault Stanczak
    The Queen : Majdouline Zerari
    The King : Jean-Jacques L'Anthöen
    The Prince : Nicholas Merryweather
    Actors : Kate Colebrook, Guy-Loup Boisneau

    * Commande de l’Opéra comique

    Once upon a time there was a princess, a long awaited only daughter condemned from birth by a witch to complete weightlessness: of the body, preventing her from touching the ground and of the spirit, causing her to laugh about everything. What can we do with a daughter who knows nothing of the seriousness of the world wondered the king and the queen? Fortunately the princess liked adventures… Georges MacDonald's fairy tales enchanted J.R.R. Tolkien and his follower Lewis Caroll: they are written for children and for those who have never lost their inner child. With humour and poetry, the tale of the light princess evokes the way children face the gravity of the adult world and also the way parents learn to recognise the singularity of each child. A character who flies and laughs on an opera stage? Violeta Cruz and Jos Houben invent a score and a show inspired by the sounds of life, where electronics mingle with songs, the sounds of the world and the musical palette of opera.

    Informations :
    Opéra de Lille, 2 rue des Bons Enfants, 59000 Lille
    Price: 5 to 23 €
    Information and Reservations : Opéra de Lille , 03 62 21 21 21

    Production Opéra Comique, Paris. Coproduction Opéra de Lille / Ircam-Centre Pompidou / Ensemble Court-circuit


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